Gossamer-winged Butterflies ( Family Lycaenidae )

The members of this family that are found in our province are generally small.   Though some are brown or gray, some are quite brightly coloured.   Some have small, threadlike tails. 

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Harvesters ( Subfamily Miletinae )

Coppers ( Subfamily Lycaeninae )                                             

Hairstreaks and Elfins ( Subfamily Theclinae )

Blues ( Subfamily Polyommatinae )


More info on the family can be found on the Butterflies of Canada website ( en français ).