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

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What

Marine Blue Leptotes marina

Observer

mickeylong

Date

October 24, 2014

Description

Nectaring on mule fat (Baccharis salicifolia) in riparian area.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Copper (Lycaena salustius) Lycaena salustius

Observer

alicemunro

Date

October 25, 2014 04:10 PM EST

Description

Sat with wings together. Copper coloured with no distinctive pattern or markings. 20 cent piece.

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Pygmy Blue Brephidium exilis

Observer

taogirl

Date

October 22, 2014

Description

These tiny butterflies were all over the bay front on these plants which I haven't identified yet; these pictures are of two individuals

Photos / Sounds

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What

Copper Butterfly Genus Lycaena

Observer

candler

Date

October 25, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

on native clematis

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Pygmy Blue Brephidium exilis

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

October 24, 2014 08:43 AM PDT

Description

Western Pygmy Blue Butterfly. Very nice colors, feeding on Four-winged Salt Bush.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mallow Scrub-hairstreak Strymon istapa

Observer

aredoubles

Date

October 24, 2014 09:49 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Dusky-blue Groundstreak Calycopis isobeon

Observer

greglasley

Date

October 24, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Purple Hairstreak Atlides halesus

Observer

greglasley

Date

October 24, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Copper Butterfly Genus Lycaena

Date

October 11, 2014

Description

Two copper butterflies mating. It must be that time of year!

Photos / Sounds

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What

Copper Butterfly Genus Lycaena

Date

October 11, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Common Blue Zizina otis ssp. labradus

Observer

mbnzt

Date

October 14, 2014 01:45 PM NZDT

Description

Flew very low over lawn, but did not settle

Condition: new
Number: 1 to 10
Trees / foliage: Lawn of grasses, clover, dandelions, daisies, etc.
Weather: Bright, warm, blustery from south
Site: Home garden

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Tailed-Blue Cupido comyntas

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

October 22, 2014 03:42 PM EDT
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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.