Species Name: Callophrys hesseli
Species Distribution in Massachusetts
Federal Rank: None
Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern
Atlantic white cedar swamps and associated shrub swamps and bogs.
Threats to Survival
Habitat loss, hydrologic alteration that disrupts the natural seasonal flooding of its habitat, invasive species, introduced general parasitoids, aerial insecticide spraying, clear-cut timber harvest and excessive deer browse of Atlantic white cedar.
Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival
Limit the effect human development has on their habitat.