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Species Cupido amyntula - Western Tailed-Blue

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies (excluding skippers))
Family Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Polyommatinae (Blues)
Genus Cupido (Tailed Blues)
Species amyntula (Western Tailed-Blue)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Everes amyntula - see genus page for discussion and links
one of 2 species in this genus in North America
western United States and Canada, north to Yukon and Alaska
See Also
Eastern Tailed Blue (Cupido comyntas) has more numerous wing markings and is darker beneath
Internet References
species account and Canadian distribution map (Butterflies of Canada, CBIF)