Classification
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  • 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

Square

What

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

robberfly

Date

March 28, 2014

Description

1:45 pm

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gossamer-winged Butterflies Family Lycaenidae

Observer

fm5050

Date

June 24, 2014 10:47 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Melissa Blue Lycaeides melissa

Observer

fm5050

Date

June 23, 2014 10:24 AM EDT

Description

Female.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

garychang

Date

July 31, 2014 02:04 PM PDT

Description

Nectaring on campus landscaping.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus

Observer

gpstewart

Date

July 30, 2014 11:41 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides) Lycaena helloides

Observer

icosahedron

Date

July 27, 2014 12:56 AM PDT

Description

Two males; and what I think a lady copper in a poor third photo.

Photos / Sounds

What

Ruddy Copper Lycaena rubidus

Observer

icosahedron

Date

July 27, 2014 01:37 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gossamer-winged Butterflies Family Lycaenidae

Observer

kristian

Date

November 28, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Genus Spindasis Genus Spindasis

Observer

martingrimm

Date

July 31, 2014 04:05 PM EAT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sooty Copper Lycaena tityrus

Observer

speedy

Date

July 31, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Pygmy Blue Brephidium exilis

Observer

ross2

Date

July 30, 2014 08:45 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas

Observer

speedy

Date

July 31, 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.