Butterflies of Southeastern Arizona:

Lycaenidae ( Blues and Hairstreaks)

Colorado Hairstreak (Hypaurotis crysalus crysalus )

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Lycaenidae

[32 Species listed, 31 figured]

Lycaenidae (Blues and Hairstreaks)

Subfamily Theclinae (Hairstreaks)

  1. Colorado Hairstreak --- Hypaurotis crysalus crysalus
  2. Golden Hairstreak --- Habrodais grunus grunus
  3. Great Purple Hairstreak --- Atlides halesus estesi
  4. Silver-banded Hairstreak --- Chlorostrymon simaethis sarita. Stray.
  5. Soapberry Hairstreak --- Phaeostrymon alcestis oslari
  6. Leda Hairstreak --- Ministrymon leda
  7. Ministrymon azia
  8. Marius Haristreak --- Rekoa marius. Very rare stray.
  9. Apama Green Hairstreak --- Callophrys apama apama
  10. Thicket Hairstreak --- Mitoura spinetorum
  11. Siva Hairstreak --- Mitoura siva siva
  12. Xami Hairstreak --- Xamia xami xami
  13. Brown Elfin --- Incisalia augustinus annetteae
  14. Creamy Stripe Hairstreak --- Arawacus jada. Rare stray.
  15. Southern Oak Hairstreak --- Fixsenia ontario ilavia
  16. Sonoran Hairstreak --- Hypostrymon critola
  17. Common Hairstreak --- Strymon melinus franki
  18. Strymon bebrycia (Very rare stray)
  19. Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak --- Strymon columella istapa
  20. Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak --- Strymon cestri. Very rare stray.
  21. Arizona Hairstreak --- Erora quaderna sanfordi

Subfamily Polyommatinae (Blues)

  1. Western Pygmy-Blue --- Brephidium exile
  2. Marine Blue --- Leptotes marina [larvae: photo 1 -- photo 2 ]
  3. Ceraunus Blue --- Hemiargus ceraunus gyas
  4. Reakirt's Blue --- Hemiargus isola alce
  5. *Eastern Tailed Blue --- Everes comyntas comyntas
  6. Western Tailed Blue --- Everes amyntula herrii
  7. Spring Blue --- Celestrina argiolus cinerea [larvae: side --//-- top --//-- pupa ]
  8. Euphilotes battoides centralis
  9. Martin's Blue --- Euphilotes battoides martini
  10. Rita Blue --- Euphilotes rita rita
  11. Acmon Blue --- Icaricia acmon texana


Bruce Walsh. jbwalsh@u.arizona.edu . Comments, correction and additions most welcome. To get to my home page .