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 ).