Attributes of Chlorostrymon telea

Telea Hairstreak
Chlorostrymon telea (Hewitson, 1868)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: Upperside of male iridescent purple-blue; female dull gray-blue. Underside postmedian line is white, forming a W near the inner margin.
Wing Span: 5/8 - 7/8 inch (1.6 - 2.2 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: One flight in South Texas in June; January-July in Central America.
Caterpillar Hosts: Flowers of Guazuma (Costa Rica) and Central American soapberry (Peru).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Stream valleys of semideciduous dry forests.
Range: Southern Brazil north to Mexico. Rare stray to South Texas.
Conservation: Not required for rare tropical stray.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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June 03, 1935 legacy.reporter (Hugh Avery Freeman) Texas, United States, Webb County December 12, 2007 Details
October 08, 2007 legacy.reporter (Berry Hall) Texas, Starr County, United States October 30, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details