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Tribe Eumaeini

Coral Hairstreak - Satyrium titus - male Gray Hairstreak for California in May - Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak - Strymon melinus Cute green hairstreak - Callophrys gryneus - female Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak - Strymon istapa - male Possible Hickory Hairstreak? - Satyrium Aberrant Banded Hairstreak - Satyrium calanus - male - female Gray Hairstreak - 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.