Classification
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All Names

  • English
    • Blues, Hairstreaks and Coppers
    • Gossamer-winged Butterflies
    • Gossamer-wing Butterflies
    • Gossamer-winged butterfly
  • 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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What

Summer Azure Celastrina neglecta

Observer

susanelliott

Date

July 6, 2015

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Arrowhead Blue Glaucopsyche piasus

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 6, 2015 02:49 PM PDT

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Melissa Blue Plebejus melissa

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 6, 2015 02:42 PM PDT

Description

Male

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Boisduval's Blue Plebejus icarioides

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 6, 2015 02:41 PM PDT

Description

Very few blues on the wing here. Flowers So Much Better than last year!

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Nelson's Hairstreak Callophrys gryneus ssp. nelsoni

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 6, 2015 12:11 PM PDT

Description

Feel like I've begun every road trip this season with this species.

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

mirandak

Date

July 5, 2015 03:19 PM CDT

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Gossamer-winged Butterflies Family Lycaenidae

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loarie

Date

July 5, 2015 03:13 PM PDT

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Banded Hairstreak Satyrium calanus

Observer

smwhite

Date

July 5, 2015 02:18 PM EDT

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Spring Azure Celastrina ladon

Observer

cwwood

Date

July 6, 2015 02:18 PM EDT

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Gossamer-winged Butterflies Family Lycaenidae

Observer

loarie

Date

July 3, 2015 02:43 PM PDT

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What

Hairstreaks Subfamily Theclinae

Observer

opuntia

Date

June 28, 2015 11:36 AM CDT

Description

Vegetación secundaria en la orilla de un camino secundario. Zona de agricultura y potreros.

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What

Edith's Copper Lycaena editha

Observer

finatic

Date

June 27, 2015 05:39 PM PDT

Description

Mariposa County, California, US

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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.