Classification
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  • 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

Photos / Sounds

What

copper butterfly Genus Lycaena

Observer

laurac

Date

January 24, 2015

Description

on a hillside facing the sun. This one was on a plant on a rocky outcrop, there were plenty more in the long grass

Photos / Sounds

What

Copper Butterfly Genus Lycaena

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

January 20, 2015

Description

There were quite a few of these flitting around, but they were hardly ever settling. I was pleased to get a picture of this individual on a yarrow flower.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Cassius Blue Leptotes cassius

Date

October 24, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak Strymon rufofusca

Date

October 23, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Silver-banded Hairstreak Chlorostrymon simaethis

Date

October 23, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

August 14, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

terathopius

Date

April 27, 2014 08:15 AM HST

Description

Comments on ID welcome

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

terathopius

Date

April 13, 2014 09:14 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Lang's Short-tailed Blue Leptotes pirithous

Observer

terathopius

Date

April 27, 2014 08:46 AM HST

Description

Comments on ID welcome

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

naturalist

Date

June 22, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Copper Butterfly Genus Lycaena

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

January 20, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Copper Butterfly Genus Lycaena

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 23, 2015 03:45 PM NZDT

Description

I spotted this unusual copper butterfly amongst the many common coppers and glade coppers flying about the Muehlenbeckia australis and Muehlenbeckia complexa on the Port Hills Summit Road just west of the Kennedys Bush Track carpark. The chocolate brown coloured underwing matches Lycaena rauparaha, but to my knowledge that species hasn't been recorded in the Port Hills in a very long time.

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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.