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Tribe Theclini

Golden Hairstreak - Habrodais grunus on golden chinqapin Golden Hairstreak (Habrodais grunus)  - Habrodais grunus Golden Hairstreak - Habrodais grunus - female Colorado Hairstreak - Hypaurotis crysalus Colorado Hairstreak - Hypaurotis crysalus Habrodais grunus lorquini - Habrodais grunus Habrodais grunus lorquini - Habrodais grunus SCREECH - Habrodais grunus
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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 Theclini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
tribe Theclini Swainson, 1831 (1820). Based on genus Thecla Fabricius
Numbers
Unresolved in literature. Probably between about 30 and 50 mostly small genera.
Identification
See discussions under individual genera and species.
Range
Eurasia and Indonesia, with only two genera and three species represented in North America (two species in our area). A primarily Asian group, with highest diversity in Himalayan region.

In North America found in western U.S. and northern Mexico.
Habitat
Our species are associated with Oak thickets in mountains
Food
Our species feed on Oaks and/or Chinquapin (genera Quercus & Chrysolepis; family Fagaceae).