FALCON HEIGHTS, Texas (Oct. 12) - A tiny green butterfly not seen in the United States in more than 70 years likes the new butterfly garden at Falcon State Park, experts said.
Berry Nall of Falcon Heights took a photograph of his find on Monday, posted it on his Web site and asked members of an online mailing list to help him identify it.
"I tried to get as many pictures as I could, but it took off," Nall said.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department informed him that he had taken a picture of a telea hairstreak butterfly.
Avery Freeman first captured a telea hairstreak in Laredo in 1935, Quinn said. The specimen is at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Funny...whenever something "bad" happens to the earth's environment, the media and the global warming chicken-littles insists that Algore's (PBUH) contrived crisis is to blame. But this article does not mention global warming as a possible cause for the return of this beautiful butterfly, nor for the resurrection of these species:
Peru's Long-Whiskered Owlet
Soft-shell Turtles from Cambodia: