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Callophrys h. hesseli (Rawson & Zeigler, 1950)
(Hessel's Hairstreak)

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(From: A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)

Genus Callophrys Billberg, 1820

Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb.: 80. Type-species: Papilio rubi Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 483, no. 154, by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 132, no. 202.


Callophrys hesseli (Rawson & Ziegler, 1950)


Callophrys hesseli hesseli (Rawson & Ziegler, 1950)

J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 58(2): 74-78, fig. 1 ♂ genitalia, pl. 10, figs. 5 ♂ D, 7 ♂ V (holotype); 6 ♀ D, 8 ♀ V, 9 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Mitoura hesseli

Type Locality: “Lakehurst, Ocean County, New Jersey”

Types: Holotype in USNM.



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