first & second U.S. Telea Hairstreak record in over 70 years...

Mike Quinn entomike at
Wed Oct 10 12:42:16 EDT 2007

Dr. Suzanne Rab Green was most helpful in tracking down the specimen
record from Klots (1951). It was collected by Hugh Avery Freeman in
1935, so Berry Nall's is the first Telea Hairstreak in over 70 (not
90) years...


I went to check and I found one female Chlorostrymon telea Hewitson from Texas.

The label reads as follows:

Laredo, Texas

Below that label was another, smaller one with the number "2" on it.

There were also 2 more females from Mexico.

I hope this helps! Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions!

Best regards,

Suzanne Rab Green
Division of Invertebrate Zoology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192 USA

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mike Quinn <entomike at>
Date: Oct 8, 2007 7:54 PM
Subject: first modern U.S. Telea Hairstreak record in over 90 years !?!


It's listed in Klots (1951) on page 140 as Strymon maesites telea
Hewitson for Laredo in June.

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Also, the Dauphin's photo is clearly of a different individual than
what Berry shot:

TEXAS: Starr Co.
Falcon State Park
9-x-2007, photos
J. & D. Dauphin


TEXAS: Starr Co.
Falcon State Park
8-x-2007, photos
shot by Berry Nall


Falcon State Park
P O Box 2
Falcon Heights TX 78545

Mike Quinn, Austin


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