Gossamer-winged Butterflies ( Family Lycaenidae )

The members of this family that are found in the Maritimes are generally small.   Though some are brown or gray, some are quite brightly coloured.   Some have small, threadlike tails. 

>>>click on species of interest for more photos and info<<<

Harvesters ( Subfamily Miletinae )

Coppers ( Subfamily Lycaeninae )                                             

Dorcas Copper
Dorcas Copper 
Salt Marsh Copper
Salt Marsh Copper

Hairstreaks and Elfins ( Subfamily Theclinae )

Blues ( Subfamily Polyommatinae )


Northern Spring Azure