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Subfamily Polyommatinae - Blues

Cassius Blue: very small, very erratic - Leptotes cassius Western Pygmy Blue? - Brephidium exile - female Lycaenid - Celastrina Lycaenid - Hemiargus ceraunus Plebejus saepiolus - male Eastern-tailed Blue ?? - Cupido comyntas Possible Eastern-Tailed Blue - Cupido comyntas Butterfly ID? - Echinargus isola
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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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