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Genus Lycaena

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 Lycaeninae - Coppers
Genus Lycaena

Species phlaeas - American Copper - Hodges#4251
Species cupreus - Lustrous Copper - Hodges#4252
Species hermes - Hermes Copper - Hodges#4265
Species arota - Tailed Copper - Hodges#4258
Species editha - Edith's Copper - Hodges#4254
Species xanthoides - Great Copper - Hodges#4253
Species dione - Gray Copper - Hodges#4253.1
Species gorgon - Gorgon Copper - Hodges#4255
Species rubida - Ruddy Copper - Hodges#4257
Species heteronea - Blue Copper - Hodges#4259
Species hyllus - Bronze Copper - Hodges#4256
Species epixanthe - Bog Copper - Hodges#4260
Species nivalis - Lilac-bordered Copper - Hodges#4263
Species dorcas - Dorcas Copper - Hodges#4261
Species dospassosi - Salt Marsh Copper - Hodges#4261.1
Species helloides - Purplish Copper - Hodges#4262
Species mariposa - Mariposa Copper - Hodges#4264