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Subfamily Polyommatinae - Blues

Eastern Pygmy Blue - Brephidium pseudofea Acmon/Lupine Blue? - Plebejus - male Lycaenidae? - Plebejus melissa Azure #3, from Ontario - Celastrina lucia - male Blue Butterfly with Orange Stripe underwing - Euphilotes Glaucopsyche ligdamus - Celastrina echo Spring azure butterfly - Celastrina ladon Butterfly - Cupido amyntula
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Polyommatinae (Blues)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Often considered as a tribe - "Polyommatini" - under a broader concept of subfamily Lycaeninae, which also incudes Blues, Hairstreaks, and other groups as just tribes.
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