New York Natural Heritage Program
Hessel's Hairstreak
Callophrys hesseli (Rawson and Ziegler, 1950)

New York State Distribution [-]
This species is only known from scattered, disjunct areas of Atlantic white cedar swamps on Long Island in Suffolk County. Historically, it may have also occurred in cedar swamps on the south shore of Long Island in Nassau County, as well as at inland Atlantic White Cedar swamps in Orange and Putnam Counties (Shapiro 1974; Vaughn and Shepherd 2005).

Global Distribution [-]
Hessel's Hairstreak is distributed in scattered, disjunct colonies along the Atlantic coastal plain from southern Maine to the Florida panhandle. The greatest density of colonies occurs in from southeastern Massachusetts through Rhode Island to southern New Jersey (Massachusetts NHESP 2007).
Best Places to See
• Cranberry Bog County Park (Suffolk County)