Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1255455

Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon cestri

Observation date: May 11, 2016
Submitted by: stevecary
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: belligerently defending a hilltop juniper against the likes of Atlides halesus
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: June 23, 2020
Coordinator notes: a strange place for this little subtropical butterfly. perhaps just a vagrant or stray, but the behavior suggests there is more to it. This is a new record for the State of NM and a significant northward range extension for this butterfly.
Checklist region(s): Sierra County, New Mexico, United States