Summer (Spring?) Azure Butterfly - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Family: Lycaenidae (Gossamer-winged Butterflies)
Genus: Celastrina
Species: Neglecta (Ladon?)
Silvery Blue Butterfly - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Family: Lycaenidae (Gossamer-winged Butterflies)
Genus: Glaucopsyche
Species: Lygdamus
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Updated November 28 2014
Harvester Butterfly - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Family: Lycaenidae (Gossamer-winged Butterflies)
Genus: Feniseca
Species: Tarquinius
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Page Last Updated: September 12 2017
A number of Azures (Spring Azure Complex) are very
similar and were once thought to be the same species
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Silvery Blue Butterflies - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Family: Lycaenidae (Gossamer-winged Butterflies)
Genus: Glaucopsyche
Species: Lygdamus
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Updated November 28 2014
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
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8 species
Silvery Blue Butterfly - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Family: Lycaenidae (Gossamer-winged Butterflies)
Genus: Glaucopsyche
Species: Lygdamus
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Updated November 28 2014
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
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Banded Hairstreak Butterfly - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Lycaenidae (Gossamer-winged Butterflies)
Genus: Satyrium
Species: Calanus
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated September 12 2017
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Summer (Spring?) Azure Butterfly - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Family: Lycaenidae (Gossamer-winged Butterflies)
Genus: Celastrina
Species: Neglecta (Ladon?)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated September 12 2017
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A number of Azures (Spring Azure Complex) are very
similar and were once thought to be the same species
Acadian Hairstreak Butterfly - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Lycaenidae (Gossamer-winged Butterflies)
Genus: Satyrium
Species: Acadica
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Possibly Striped Hairstreak (S. liparops) or Hickory
Hairstreak (S. caryaevorus)
Updated December 15 2015
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Silvery Blue Butterfly - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - May 2008
Harvester Butterfly - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - May 2008
Silvery Blue Butterflies - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Leslie Spit - June 2008
Banded Hairstreak Butterfly - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Don Mills - July 2014
Summer (Spring?) Azure Butterfly - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Leslie Spit - September 2011
Silvery Blue Butterfly - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Beaver Creek (Richmond Hill) - May 2009
Updated December 14 2015
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Acadian Hairstreak Butterfly on Poison Ivy - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Thorncliffe Park - June 2012
American Copper Butterfly - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Family: Lycaenidae (Gossamer-winged Butterflies)
Genus: Lycaena
Species: Phlaeas
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
American Copper Butterfly - wingspan approx. 3 cm - York Regional Forest (Happy Valley Tract) - August 2016
Subfamily: Lycaeninae (Coppers)
The similar Bronze Copper (L. hyllus) is larger and has a
wider orange stripe on the
hindwing underside
Subfamily: Miletinae (Harvesters, Apeflies)
Subfamily: Polyommatinae (Blues)
Subfamily: Polyommatinae (Blues)
Subfamily: Polyommatinae (Blues)
Subfamily: Polyommatinae (Blues)
Subfamily: Polyommatinae (Blues)
Subfamily: Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Subfamily: Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Lycaenidae (Gossamer-winged Butterflies)
Genus: Everes (Cupido)
Species: Comyntas
Updated February 11 2017
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly on Common Tansy - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2007
Subfamily: Polyommatinae (Blues)
Striped Hairstreak Butterfly - wingspan approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Lycaenidae (Gossamer-winged Butterflies)
Genus: Satyrium
Species: Liparops
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Attracted to llight
Subfamily: Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Striped Hairstreak Butterfly - wingspan approx. 3 cm - High Park - August 2017
Summer (Spring?) Azure Butterfly - wingspan approx. 3 cm - Toronto Islands - September 2017