Classification
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All Names

  • Korean
    • 부전나비과
  • 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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What

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

idoubtit

Date

July 24, 2016 10:47 AM EDT

Description

On mint.

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What

Summer Azure Celastrina neglecta

Observer

jacy

Date

September 2, 2013

Description

On Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium)

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What

Summer Azure Celastrina neglecta

Observer

jacy

Date

September 3, 2013

Description

On Tall Boneset (Eupatorium)

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What

Marine Blue Leptotes marina

Observer

purplesagela

Date

July 21, 2016 01:10 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Multiple butterflies in California buckwheat

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Marine Blue Leptotes marina

Observer

purplesagela

Date

July 21, 2016 01:19 PM MST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Multiple butterflies

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What

Coppers Subfamily Lycaeninae

Observer

joelle

Date

July 20, 2016 04:30 PM PDT

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Coppers Subfamily Lycaeninae

Observer

joelle

Date

July 20, 2016 04:30 PM PDT

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Coppers Subfamily Lycaeninae

Observer

joelle

Date

July 20, 2016 12:34 PM PDT

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What

Western Pygmy Blue Brephidium exilis

Observer

dlbowls

Date

July 29, 2016 10:46 AM PDT

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What

Baton Blue Pseudophilotes baton

Observer

peppe66

Date

July 29, 2016

Description

adulto

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What

Chalkhill Blue Polyommatus coridon

Observer

peppe66

Date

July 29, 2016

Description

adulto, maschio

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What

Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus

Observer

peppe66

Date

July 29, 2016

Description

adulto

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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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