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LEPIDOPTERA: Lycaenidae: Blues & Hairstreaks
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COMMON NAME: Reakirt's Blue
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:Polyommatinae
Genus:Hemiargus
Species:Hemiargus isola
Date:10/13/2008
Location:Sierra Vista, Cochise Co., AZ
reakirt's blue 001
Comment:

COMMON NAME: Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:.
Genus:.
Species:Strymon bazochii
Date:08/08/2008
Location:Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, HI
lantana blue 002
Brought to Hawaii to control lantana.

COMMON NAME: Western Pygmy-blue - smallest N. American butterfly.
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:Polyommatinae
Genus:Brephidium
Species:Brephidium exilis
Date:9/14/2002
Location:I-10/AZ90 Junction, Cochise Co., AZ
Western Pygmy-blue
Comment:

COMMON NAME: Western Pygmy-blue
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:Polyommatinae
Genus:Brephidium
Species:Brephidium exilis
Date:7/5/2003
Location:Sierra Vista, Cochise Co., AZ
Western Pygmy-blue
Comment:

COMMON NAME: Ceraunus Blue
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:Polyommatinae
Genus:Hemiargus
Species:Hemiargus ceraunus
Date:6/17/2001
Location:Cardinal/Los Reales, Tucson, AZ
Blue Marine
Comment:

COMMON NAME: Reakirt's Blue on Woolly Butterfly Bush (Buddeleia marrubiifolia)
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:Polyommatinae
Genus:Hemiargus
Species:Hemiargus isola
Date:6/9/2001
Location:Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, AZ
Reakirt's Blue
Comment:

COMMON NAME: Spring Azure
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:Polyommatinae
Genus:Celastrina
Species:Celastrina ladon
Date:5/29/2001
Location:Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, AZ
Spring Azure
Comment:

COMMON NAME: Spring Azure
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:Polyommatinae
Genus:Celastrina
Species:Celastrina ladon
Date:9/29/2002
Location:Ramsey Canyon, Cochise Co., AZ
Spring Azure
Comment:

COMMON NAME: Spring Azures
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:Polyommatinae
Genus:Celastrina
Species:Celastrina ladon
Date:8/7/2004
Location:Ramsey Canyon, Cochise Co., AZ
butterfly
Comment:

COMMON NAME: Spring Azure
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:Polyommatinae
Genus:Celastrina
Species:Celastrina ladon
Date:8/7/2004
Location:Ramsey Canyon, Cochise Co., AZ
butterfly
A small ant was trying to drag it away, but this Spring Azure could still fly an inch or two

COMMON NAME: Marine Blue
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:Polyommatinae
Genus:Lepotes
Species:Lepotes marina
Date:9/22/2002
Location:Parker Canyon Lake, Santa Cruz Co., AZ
marine blue
Comment:

COMMON NAME: Eastern Tailed Blue
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:Polyommatinae
Genus:Everes
Species:Everes comyntas
Date:8/4/2001
Location:Greencastle, PA
Eastern Tailed Blue
Comment:

COMMON NAME: Siva Juniper Hairstreak
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:Theclinae
Genus:Callophrys
Species:Callophrys gryneus siva
Date:8/2/2003
Location:Carr Canyon, Cochise Co., AZ
siva juniper hairstreak
Comment:

COMMON NAME: Great Purple Hairstreak
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:Theclinae
Genus:Atlides
Species:Atlides halesus
Date:02/01/2003
Location:Swan/Sunrise, Tucson, AZ
purple hairsteak
Comment:

COMMON NAME: Arizona Hairstreak4 on Pointleaf Manzanita (Arcostaphylos pungens)
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:Theclinae
Genus:Erora
Species:Erora quaderna
Date:3/24/2003
Location:Ramsey Canyon, Hamburg Trail #122, Cochise Co., AZ
Arizona Hairstreak
Comment:

COMMON NAME: Gray Hairstreak
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:Theclinae
Genus:Strymon
Species:Strymon melinus
Date:xx/xx/2003
Location:Ramsey Canyon, Cochise Co., AZ
gray hairstreak
With missing tail--a bird got the wrong end. Hairstreaks move their
hindwings to make the tails move like antennas.

COMMON NAME: Gray Hairstreak
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:Theclinae
Genus:Strymon
Species:Strymon melinus
Date:4/20/2004
Location:Gates Pass, Tucson, Pima Co., AZ
gray hairstreak
Note that the tails look like antennas--not a coincidence.

COMMON NAME: Gray Hairstreak, female
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:Theclinae
Genus:Strymon
Species:Strymon melinus
Date:5/28/2001
Location:Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tucson, Pima Co., AZ
Gray Hairstreak
Note that the tails look like antennas--not a coincidence.

COMMON NAME: Leda Ministreak, winter form1
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Lycaenidae
Sub-family:Theclinae
Genus:Strymon
Species:Ministrymon leda
Date:10/4/2003
Location:Patagonia Lake, Santa Cruz Co., AZ
Leda Ministreak
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