Hairstreak

England 2008British Alderney 1994Poland 2013Japan 2011
Adonis Blue Butterfly
Polyommatus bellargus
(Lycaenidae)
Common Blue Butterfly
Polyommatus icarus
(Lycaenidae)
Large Shijimi Blue
Shijimiaeoides divina
(Lycaenidae)
Ascension Island 2008Romania 1969Swizerland 1952North Korea 1977
Long-tailed Blue
Lampides boeticus
(Lycaenidae)
Meleager's Blue
Meleageria daphnis
(Lycaenidae)
Coridon Silver-studded Blue
Lysandra coridon
(Lycaenidae)
Korean Red Flash
Rapala caerulea
(Lycaenidae)
Republic of Palau 1999Japan 1986Japan 1997
Moth Butterfly
Liphyra brassolis
(Lycaenidae)
Wonderful Green Hairstreak
Thermozephyrus ataxus
(Lycaenidae)
Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas
(Lycaenidae)


Canada 2013 COPPER-NICKEL
Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly
Cupido comyntas
(Lycaenidae)

Green Hairstreak
Neozephyrus japonicus
(Lycaenidae)
(LEPIDOPTERA)
Green Hairstreak
Neozephyrus japonicus
(Lycaenidae)
(LEPIDOPTERA)
Holly Blue
Celastrina argiolus
(Lycaenidae)
(LEPIDOPTERA)
Small Copper
Lycaena phlaeas
(Lycaenidae)
(LEPIDOPTERA)
Forest Pierrot
Everes moorei insperatus
(Lycaenidae)
(LEPIDOPTERA)


A hairstreak is a butterfly with the thin body and colors differ in many cases with a sex. Although the table of a male wing has many kinds which are blue, copper, purple, etc. and are shining like Jewel Beetle, the kind of brown or orange is also in it. The reverse side is a simple color and a small spot with a blackish center has a sex. Many kinds of larvae take out the special liquid which an ant eats. An ant protects the larva of a hairstreak from a foreign enemy instead, and the larva of a hairstreak is allowed to eat the larva of an ant.

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