Calephelis freemani   (McAlpine)

Freeman's Metalmark
(Calephelis freemani)

syn. Calephelis rawsoni freemani (McAlpine)


USA: Texas

local name:

Freeman's Metalmark - USA

size: 2 - 2,9 cm (Wingspan)

extinction date: last seen in 1951

This species, which is sometimes regarded as subspecies of Rawson's Metalmark (Calephelis rawsoni), belongs to the so called Riodininae, a subfamily of the Blues, that is sometimes treated as a seperate family and whose members mainly occur in the tropics and subtropics of North, Middle and South America.