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Chlorostrymon telea (Hewitson, 1868)
(Telea Hairstreak)

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

Genus Chlorostrymon Clench, 1961

In: P. Ehrlich and A. Ehrlich, How Know Butts.: 179, 189. Type-species: Thecla telea Hewitson, 1868, Descr. new Spec. Lycaenidae: 4-5, no. 10, by original designation.


Chlorostrymon telea (Hewitson, 1868)

Descr. new Spec. Lycaenidae: 4-5, no. 10; figured by Hewitson (1873), Ill. diurn. Lepid. Lycaenidae 2(5): pl. 57, figs. 350 ♂ D, 351 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Thecla Telea

Type Locality: “Amazon”

Types: Holotype in BMNH; ♂ genitalia of the holotype figured by K. Johnson (1989), J. Lepid. Soc. 43(2): fig. 5E.

K. Johnson (1989), J. Lepid. Soc. 43(2): 127, 134-135, determined that C. telea and C. maesites are species-level taxa.



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