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Species Cupido amyntula - Western Tailed-Blue - Hodges#4362

Western Tailed-Blue - Cupido amyntula - female Contrary Blue - Cupido amyntula Western-tailed blue (Female), 10:30am - Cupido amyntula - female Western Tailed Blue - Cupido amyntula - male Everes amyntula (Western Tailed Blue) larva maybe - Cupido amyntula Kind of Blue - Cupido amyntula Small Hairstreak - Cupido amyntula Western Tailed Blue, Davis, Ca. - Cupido amyntula
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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)
Genus Cupido (Tailed Blues)
Species amyntula (Western Tailed-Blue - Hodges#4362)
Hodges Number
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)