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Subfamily Polyommatinae - Blues

Pacific Dotted-Blue - Euphilotes enoptes Eastern-Tailed Blue For Illinois In April - Cupido comyntas - female Marine Blue - Leptotes marina Purplish Copper ? - Plebejus - female Blue - Cupido comyntas Plebejus melissa female - Melissa Blue  - Plebejus melissa - female ID request- a Western Tailed-blue Cupido amyntula) ? - Glaucopsyche lygdamus Marine Blue_Leptotes marina - Leptotes marina
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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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