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Tribe Eumaeini

White M Hairstreak - Parrhasius m-album White M Hairstreak - Parrhasius m-album Gray Hairstreak for California in May - Strymon melinus Fulvous Hairstreak - Electrostrymon angelia Callophrys irus Eastern Pine Elfin - Callophrys niphon Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops) - Satyrium liparops # 213 - Strymon melinus
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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 Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Tribe Eumaeini
Identification
Defined by structure of genitalia. However, all except two of the "Hairstreak" species found within our area belong to this tribe.
Range
Primarlily an American group with many genera and species in the tropics, but also with a strong representation in temperate regions of both South and North America. Two or three genera (or more, depending upon interpretation) also extend into Eurasia.