Classification
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All Names

  • English
    • Gossamer-winged butterfly
    • Blues, Hairstreaks and Coppers
    • Gossamer-winged Butterflies
    • Gossamer-wing Butterflies
  • Unspecified
    • hairstreaks
  • Scientific Names
    • Lycaenidae
  • Spanish
    • Mariposas alas de telaraña
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 灰蝶科
    • 灰蝶

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Recent observations

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Square

What

Red-banded Hairstreak Calycopis cecrops

Observer

krancmm

Date

October 31, 2014 12:19 PM CDT

Description

Narrow-banded form

Photos / Sounds

Observer

emckiernan

Date

October 11, 2014

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Square

Observer

krancmm

Date

October 30, 2014 01:00 PM CDT

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What

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

gpstewart

Date

October 30, 2014 12:34 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Pygmy Blue Brephidium exilis

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

October 30, 2014 09:52 AM PDT

Description

Probably saw a dozen today.

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Pygmy Blue Brephidium exilis

Observer

dpom

Date

October 30, 2014 10:36 AM PDT

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Square

Observer

jimsteamer

Date

October 3, 2014

Description

Purple Sapphire

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What

Ceraunus Blue Hemiargus ceraunus

Observer

finatic

Date

August 26, 2014 01:22 PM PDT

Description

Pinal County, Arizona, US

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Square

What

Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola

Observer

benhutchins

Date

October 25, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

greglasley

Date

October 29, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mallow Scrub-hairstreak Strymon istapa

Observer

adrianj

Date

October 29, 2014 02:08 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

蚜灰蝶 Taraka hamada

Observer

sunnetchan

Date

October 27, 2014 09:23 AM HKT

Description

蚜灰蝶 Taraka hamada

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Description from Wikipedia

Lycaenidae is the second-largest family of butterflies (behind the Brush-footed butterflies), with over 5,000 species worldwide, whose members are also called gossamer-winged butterflies. They constitute about 40% of the known butterfly species.

No range data available.