The Skippers The Swallowtails The Whites and Sulphurs The Blues and Coppers The Gossamer-wings
Lycaenidae - The Gossamer-wings
This is a family of small, dainty colourful butterflies. We often see Blues, and a little patience will help in identifying them. The Coppers are less frequently encountered, although in suitable habitat they can be quite abundant.
Harvester - Burnside, NS, 2008-08-23
Harvester
Feniseca tarquinius
Photo © Peter Payzant
Harvester - Burnside, NS, 2008-08-23
Harvester
Feniseca tarquinius
Photo © Peter Payzant
American Copper - Liverpool, NS, 2009-08-10
American Copper
Lycaena phlaeas
Photo © Jim Edsall
Bronze Copper - Maccan, NS, 2010-08-27
Bronze Copper
Lycaena hyllus
Photo © Jim Edsall
Bronze Copper - Wallace Bay NWA, NS, 2011-07-06
Bronze Copper
Lycaena hyllus
Photo © Jim Edsall
Bog Copper - Duncan's Cove, NS, 2009-07-19
Bog Copper
Lycaena epixanthe
Photo © Phil Schappert
Bog Copper - Fancy Lake, NS, 2009-07-31
Bog Copper
Lycaena epixanthe
Photo © Phil Schappert
Bog Copper - Pockwock, NS, 2012-07-04
Bog Copper
Lycaena epixanthe
Photo © Peter Payzant
Dorcas Copper - nr Lake Ainslie, NS, 2012-07-31
Dorcas Copper
Lycaena dorcas
Photo © Jim Edsall
Maritime Copper - Wallace Bay NWA, NS, 2012-07-18
Maritime Copper
Lycaena dospassosi
Photo © Phil Schappert
Maritime Copper - Wallace Bay NWA, NS, 2011-07-25
Maritime Copper
Lycaena dospassosi
Photo © Phil Schappert
Brown Elfin - Mount Uniacke, NS, 2011-06-08
Brown Elfin
Callophrys augustinus
Photo © Jim Edsall
Hoary Elfin - Halfway Rd., NB, 2010-05-14
Hoary Elfin
Callophrys polia
Photo © Jim Edsall
Henry's Elfin - Tabusintac Hill, NB, 2010-05-24
Henry's Elfin
Callophrys henrici
Photo © Jim Edsall
Eastern Pine Elfin - Gold River, NS, 2011-06-05
Eastern Pine Elfin
Callophrys niphon
Photo © Jim Edsall
Bog Elfin - Pockwock Road, NS, 2011-05-23
Bog Elfin
Callophrys lanoraieensis
Photo © Phil Schappert
Acadian Hairstreak - Hall's Creek, NB, 2010-07-18
Acadian Hairstreak
Satyrium acadicum
Photo © Jim Edsall
Acadian Hairstreak - North Wallace Road, 2014-07-20
Acadian Hairstreak
Satyrium acadicum
Photo © Phil Schappert
Banded Hairstreak - Kentville, N.S., 2014-07-10
Banded Hairstreak
Satyrium calanus
Photo © Mark Elderkin
Banded Hairstreak - Halifax, NS, 2000-08-02
Banded Hairstreak
Satyrium calanus
Photo © Jim Edsall
Striped Hairstreak - Wallace Bay NWA, NS, 2012-07-18
Striped Hairstreak
Satyrium liparops
Photo © Phil Schappert
Gray Hairstreak - River Bourgeois, NS, 2012-08-26
Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus
Photo © Rita Viau
Gray Hairstreak - Black River Lake (Methals Road), 2009-06-04
Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus
Photo © Mark Elderkin
Early Hairstreak - Mt. Greylock, MA, 1999-05-16
Early Hairstreak
Erora laeta
Photo © Kristine Wallstrom
Eastern Tailed-Blue - North of Debert, 2013-08-21
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Cupido comyntas
Photo © Phil Schappert
Eastern Tailed-Blue - North of Debert, 2013-08-21
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Cupido comyntas
Photo © Phil Schappert
Northern Spring Azure - Smiley's Provincial Park, 2014-06-23
Northern Spring Azure
Celastrina lucia
Photo © Phil Schappert
Northern Spring Azure - Pockwock, NS, 2004-05-13
Northern Spring Azure
Celastrina lucia
Photo © Peter Payzant
Silvery Blue - Spryfield, NS, 2011-06-23
Silvery Blue
Glaucopsyche lygdamus
Photo © Phil Schappert
Silvery Blue - Roaches Pond Park, NS, 2011-06-10
Silvery Blue
Glaucopsyche lygdamus
Photo © Phil Schappert
Northern Blue - Drysdale Bog, NS, 2011-07-17
Northern Blue
Lycaeides idas
Photo © Phil Schappert
Northern Blue - Chebucto Head, 2009-07-19
Northern Blue
Lycaeides idas
Photo © Phil Schappert
Greenish Blue - Longue Pointe James Bay Qc , 07-JUL-2011
Greenish Blue
Plebejus saepiolus
Photo © Maxim Larrivée
Greenish Blue - Longue Pointe James Bay Qc, 07-JUL-2011
Greenish Blue
Plebejus saepiolus
Photo © Maxim Larrivée