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Species Chlorostrymon maesites - Amethyst Hairstreak - Hodges#4271

Amethyst Hairstreak - Chlorostrymon maesites
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Tribe Eumaeini
Genus Chlorostrymon
Species maesites (Amethyst Hairstreak - Hodges#4271)
Hodges Number
4271
Explanation of Names
Chlorostrymon maesites (Herrich-Schäffer, 1864)
Size
18-20 mm Wingspan(1)
Identification
Brilliant Purplish blue above; ventrally brown; hind wing below has an apical patch extending three-fourths the distance to the front margin of the wing; females are dark brown above with base of front wing and most of hind wing dark blue; ventrally dark green.(1)
Range
s. FL / W. Indies - Map (MPG, BOA)
Season
yr round in FL (MPG)
Print References
Arnett & Jacques (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Simon & Schuster's Guide to Insects
Dr. Ross H. Arnett, Dr. Richard L. Jacques. 1981. Fireside.