Attributes of Strymon cestri

Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon cestri (Reakirt, [1867])

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: No tails. Tip of forewing squared off. Wings brown. Underside hindwing is marbled with gray and white; black submarginal spot on outer margin.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 1/8 inches (2.2 - 2.9 cm).
Life History: Not reported.
Flight: March and October in South Texas.
Caterpillar Hosts: Not reported.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Seasonal tropical forest and edges at mid-elevations.
Range: Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica north through Mexico to South Texas.
Conservation: Not necessary for rare stray.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
March 21, 2014 John van Dort Francisco Morazán, Honduras March 22, 2014 Details
May 22, 2007 legacy.reporter (Hank Brodkin) Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 08, 2012 John van Dort Francisco Morazán, Honduras May 08, 2012 Details
March 29, 2009 legacy.reporter (Sue Cloutier et al.) Pinal County, Arizona, United States April 09, 2009 Details
November 27, 2004 legacy.reporter (North American Butterfly Association (NABA) of South Texas)) Nuevo Leon, Mexico January 29, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cochise County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Baja California Sur, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sonora, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sinaloa, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Durango, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Tamaulipas, Mexico December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hidalgo County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cameron County, Texas, United States December 31, 2004 Details