Classification
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All Names

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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Blue Polyommatus icarus

Observer

martingrimm

Date

September 18, 2014 04:57 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

What

Gossamer-winged Butterflies Family Lycaenidae

Observer

loarie

Date

September 18, 2014 02:09 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Plebejus icariodes Plebejus icarioides

Observer

susanelliott

Date

August 18, 2014

Description

not sure of this one at all

Photos / Sounds

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What

eastern tailed blue Cupido comyntas

Observer

dnydick

Date

September 18, 2014 10:38 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Acmon Blue Plebejus acmon

Observer

th0th

Date

September 14, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

eastern tailed blue Cupido comyntas

Observer

muir

Date

September 18, 2014 11:31 AM EDT

Description

Very cool to see the eyespots and the fake antenna on the wings move, with my new friend PN.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Western Pygmy Blue Brephidium exilis

Observer

mickeylong

Date

April 9, 2014

Description

On White Pincushion flower (Chaenactis fremontii).

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

treichard

Date

September 17, 2014 05:07 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

pbedell

Date

September 18, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Juniper Hairstreak Callophrys gryneus

Date

July 25, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

rehb

Date

September 18, 2014 12:40 PM CST

Description

Gray Hairstreak on Salvia in the garden.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Eastern tailed blue Cupido comyntas

Observer

hcc2

Date

September 18, 2014 11:31 AM EDT

Description

pN9

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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.