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Gossamer-wing Butterflies – Family Lycaenidae

Biodiversity Catalog of Southwest Virginia

Lepidoptera: Family Lycaenidae – Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Gossamer-wing Photo Gallery





Scientific Name Common NameFlight PeriodCounty
Calycopis cecropsRed-banded Hairstreakearly April-late OctoberB, T
Celastrina ladon Spring Azuremid February-early JuneT
Celastrina neglectaSummer Azureearly March-early October, early DecemberR, T
Celastrina neglectamajor Appalachian Azurelate April-mid AugustT
Cupido comyntas Eastern Tailed-Blueearly April-late OctoberB, R, T
Glaucopsyche lygdamusSilvery Bluemid March-late MayB
Lycaena phlaeasAmerican Coppermid March-Mid OctoberT
Satyrium calanusBanded Hairstreakearly May-mid AugustT
Satyrium liparopsStriped Hairstreakearly June-late JulyT
Strymon melinusGray Hairstreaklate February-late OctoberR, T

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