Classification
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All Names

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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Sonoran Blue Philotes sonorensis

Observer

lindynik

Date

October 22, 2014 12:22 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Some kind of caterpillar or other type of larva found on a creeping manzanita bush.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

gpstewart

Date

October 21, 2014 11:59 AM CDT

Description

Not used to seeing Gray Hairstreaks with open wings but 2nd shot seems to confirm this to be a gray hairstreak

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Pygmy Blue Brephidium exilis

Observer

finatic

Date

September 7, 2014 01:27 PM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 20, 2014 03:29 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides) Lycaena helloides

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 20, 2014 03:06 PM PDT

Description

Male.

Photos / Sounds

What

Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides) Lycaena helloides

Observer

icosahedron

Date

October 20, 2014 03:11 PM PDT

Description

Female.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

alexminico

Date

October 2, 2010

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas

Observer

cyric

Date

October 18, 2014 11:05 AM EDT

Description

An American Copper at Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Eastern Tailed-Blue Cupido comyntas

Observer

treichard

Date

October 16, 2014 12:04 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-banded Hairstreak Calycopis cecrops

Observer

treichard

Date

October 16, 2014 11:37 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

October 19, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

October 19, 2014
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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.