Classification
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  • English
    • Gossamer-winged Butterflies
    • Blues, Hairstreaks and Coppers
    • Gossamer-wing Butterflies
  • Italian
    • Licenidi
  • 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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Western Brown Elfin Callophrys augustinus ssp. iroides

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

April 28, 2016 11:20 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

My first photo in focus of this species for this park .

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Boisduval's Blue Plebejus icarioides

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

April 29, 2016 12:23 PM PDT

Place

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Description

Lots of individuals today . Summer Lupine , it`s host plant, was nearby.

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Blue Butterfly Zizina otis ssp. labradus

Observer

jefffryett

Date

April 30, 2016 04:00 PM NZST

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San Bruno Elfin Callophrys mossii ssp. bayensis

Observer

irusso

Date

April 29, 2016 12:56 PM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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San Bruno Elfin Callophrys mossii ssp. bayensis

Observer

susiebennett

Date

April 29, 2016 12:35 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

mickeylong

Date

April 27, 2016

Description

In coastal sage scrub hills.

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Western Pygmy Blue Brephidium exilis

Observer

mickeylong

Date

April 27, 2016

Description

Only one noted during a morning in coastal sage scrub hills.

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Spring Azure Celastrina ladon

Observer

lindyloo

Date

April 24, 2016 03:05 PM EDT

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

ryanandrews

Date

April 29, 2016

Description

One of these days I'll find a hairstreak that isn't a Gray... probably not at this location, but still. Every single one I see seems to be this species.

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Marine Blue Leptotes marina

Date

April 29, 2016 10:27 AM PDT

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Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola

Observer

tnewman

Date

April 27, 2016

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Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

quantron

Date

April 29, 2016 03:48 PM PDT

Description

Two hairstreak on frog fruit flowers.

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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.
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