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
  • Unspecified
    • hairstreaks

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Recent observations

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

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rhislop

Date

September 9, 2006

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

rhislop

Date

September 11, 2013

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Lustrous Copper Lycaena cupreus

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rhislop

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September 15, 2012

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Purplish Copper Lycaena helloides

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rhislop

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September 5, 2009

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Silvery Blue Glaucopsyche lygdamus

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rhislop

Date

June 20, 2009

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Golden Hairstreak Habrodais grunus

Observer

rhislop

Date

July 25, 2012

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Edith's Copper Lycaena editha

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rhislop

Date

July 31, 2013

Description

Photo depicts the female.

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Edith's Copper Lycaena editha

Observer

rhislop

Date

July 31, 2013

Description

Photo depicts the male.

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Acmon Blue Plebejus acmon

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rhislop

Date

July 8, 2014

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Boisduval's Blue Plebejus icarioides

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rhislop

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July 8, 2014

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Henry's Elfin Callophrys henrici

Observer

blubayou

Date

March 27, 2015 11:08 AM CDT

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Juniper Hairstreak Callophrys gryneus

Observer

pedernaturalist

Date

March 12, 2012

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Juniper Hairstreak, "Olive" Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus gryneus) is tawny orange or a bronzy color in males. The underside of the wings is bright green with a variable amount of brown scaling. There are two white postbasal spots and a white zigzag postmedian line edged inward with brown on the hind wing.

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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.