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Blues, Coppers and Hairstreaks

Papilionoidea - Lycaenidae
This room displays photos of blues, coppers and hairstreaks.
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Pale Grass Blue [1], Zizeeria maha or Yamato-Shijimi. photo: 08/2001, Tokyo, Japan.
Chalk-hill Blue or Polyommatus coridon. abt 2.5cm. photo: 09/2001, Gavarnie, France.
Long-Tailed Blue, Lampides boeticus, or Uranami Shijimi, probably. photo: 08/2002, Bukit Fraser, Malaysia.



Short-Tailed Blue [1], Tsubame Shijimi or Cupido argiades. photo: 09/2002, Aichi, Japan.

Dark Grass Blue, Zizeeria karsandra or Hama Yamato Shijimi, probably. photo: 12/2002, Okinawa, Japan.

Silver Forget-Me-Not, Usuao Onaga Uranami Shijimi, or Catochrysops panormus. photo: 12/2002, Okinawa, Japan.
Short-Tailed Blue [2][3], Tsubame Shijimi or Cupido argiades. photo: 05/2003, Ibaraki, Japan.
Pale Grass Blue [2], Zizeeria maha or Yamato-Shijimi. photo: 07/2003, Tokyo, Japan.

Unidentified Blue. photo: 08/2003, Darwin, NT, Australia.
Purple Oak-blue [1][2]. or Arhopala centaurus asopus. photo: 08/2003, Kakadu, NT, Australia.
Common Grass Blue. or Zizina labradus. photo: 08/2003, Kakadu, NT, Australia.

Purple Oak-blue [3]. or Arhopala centaurus asopus. photo: 08/2003, Litchfield, NT, Australia.
An Oakblue [1], Arhopala japonica or Murasaki Shijimi. photo: 04/2004, Hiroshima, Japan.
Short-Tailed Blue [4][5], Tsubame Shijimi or Cupido argiades. photo: 04/2004, Hiroshima, Japan.

A Sunbeam [1], Uragin Shijimi or Curetis acuta. photo: 04/2004, Yamaguchi, Japan.
Small Copper [1][2][3], Beni Shijimi, or Lycaena phlaeas daimio. photo: 04/2004, Yamaguchi, Japan.
Sugitani's Hedge Blue [1], Sugitani Ruri Shijimi, or Celastrina sugitanii. photo: 04/2004, Gunma, Japan.

A Blue [1], Ahlbergia ferrea or Kotsubame. photo: 04/2004, Gunma, Japan.
A Blue [2], Ahlbergia ferrea or Kotsubame. photo: 06/2004, Niigata, Japan.
Pale Grass Blue [3][4], Zizeeria maha or Yamato-Shijimi. photo: 07/2004, Tokyo, Japan.

Theritas mavors (M), probably. Photo: 08/2004, Brownsberg, Suriname.
Theritas mavors (F), probably. Photo: 08/2004, Brownsberg, Suriname.
Arawacus sp.. photo: 08/2004, Voltzberg, Suriname.

Unidentified. photo: 08/2004, Foengoe Island, Suriname.
Small Copper [4][5], Beni Shijimi, or Lycaena phlaeas daimio. photo: 05/2005, Tokyo, Japan. A Sapphire (F) [1], Urafuchi Beni Shijimi or Heliophorus ila matsumurae. photo: 06/2005, Huisun Forest Station, Taiwan.

A Sapphire (M) [2][3], Urafuchi Beni Shijimi or Heliophorus ila matsumurae. photo: 06/2005, Huisun Forest Station, Taiwan. Common Lineblue, Hime Uranami Shijimi or Prosotas nora formosana. photo: 06/2005, Huisun Forest Station, Taiwan. Pale Grass Blue [5][6], Zizeeria maha okinawana or Yamato-Shijimi. photo: 06/2005, Huisun Forest Station, Taiwan.

Falcate Oakblue, Eguri Shijimi or Mahathala ameria. photo: 06/2005, Huisun Forest Station, Taiwan. Metallic Cerulean [1], Shiro Uranami Shijimi or Jamides alecto dromicus. photo: 06/2005, Chichi, Taiwan. Silver-studded Blue, Hime Shijimi or Plebejus argus micrargus. photo: 06/2005, Nagano, Japan.

Short-tailed Blue [6][7][8], Tsubame Shijimi or Cupido argiades. photo: 07/2005, Nagano, Japan.
Japonica lutea, or Aka Shijimi. photo: 07/2005, Nagano, Japan.
Japonica saepestriata, or Uranami Aka Shijimi. photo: 07/2005, Nagano, Japan.

Small Copper [6][7], Beni Shijimi, or Lycaena phlaeas daimio. photo: 07/2005, Nagano, Japan. Pale Grass Blue [7][8], Zizeeria maha argia or Yamato-Shijimi. photo: 07/2005, Tokyo, Japan. Tailed Cupid, Cupido lacturnus rileyi or Taiwan Tsubame Shijimi. photo: 08/2005, Hong Kong.

Pale Grass Blue [9], Zizeeria maha argia or Yamato-Shijimi. photo: 08/2005, Tokyo, Japan. Pale Grass Blue [10], Zizeeria maha argia or Yamato-Shijimi. photo: 09/2005, Tokyo, Japan. Pale Grass Blue [11][12], Zizeeria maha argia or Yamato-Shijimi. photo: 10/2005, Tokyo, Japan.

Pale Grass Blue [13], Zizeeria maha argia or Yamato Shijimi. photo: 11/2005, Tokyo, Japan. A Blue [3], Ahlbergia ferrea or Kotsubame. photo: 04/2006, Tokyo, Japan.
Sugitani's Hedge Blue [2][3], Sugitani Ruri Shijimi, or Celastrina sugitanii. photo: 04/2006, Tokyo, Japan.

Small Copper [8], Beni Shijimi, or Lycaena phlaeas daimio. photo: 04/2006, Yamaguchi, Japan. A Blue [4], Ahlbergia ferrea or Kotsubame. photo: 05/2006, Kumamoto, Japan. A Flash [1][2], Rapala arata or Torafu Shijimi. photo: 05/2006, Oita, Japan.

A Blue, Shijimiaeoides divinus or Oo Ruri Shijimi. photo: 05/2006, Kumamoto, Japan. Transparent 6-Line Blue [1][2][3][4], Nacaduba kurava septentrionalis or Amami Uranami Shijimi. photo: 07/2006, Okinawa, Japan. An Oakblue [2][3][4], Arhopala japonica or Murasaki Shijimi. photo: 07/2006, Okinawa, Japan.

Pale Grass Blue [14][15], Zizeeria maha okinawana or Yamato Shijimi. photo: 07/2006, Okinawa, Japan. Pale Grass Blue [16], Zizeeria maha argia or Yamato Shijimi. photo: 06/2007, Tokyo, Japan. Small Copper [9], Beni Shijimi, or Lycaena phlaeas daimio. photo: 06/2007, Tokyo, Japan.

Blackburn's Blue, Udara blackburni. photo: 07/2007, Hawai'i Island, Hawaii. African Grass Blue [1], or Zizeeria knysna. photo: 08/2007, Loango NP, Gabon. A Blue [1][2], or Thermoniphas fumosa. photo: 08/2007, Loango NP, Gabon.

African Grass Blue [2][3] or Zizeeria knysna. photo: 08/2007, Ivindo NP, Gabon. A Babul Blue, Azanus mirza. photo: 08/2007, Ivindo NP, Gabon. Unidentified Blue [1][2]. photo: 08/2007, Ivindo NP, Gabon.

Unidentified Blue. photo: 08/2007, Ivindo NP, Gabon. A Blue, Larinopoda lircaea fumosa. photo: 09/2007, Lopé NP, Gabon. A Blue [3], Thermoniphas fumosa. photo: 09/2007, Lopé NP, Gabon.

Unidentified Blue. photo: 09/2007, Lopé NP, Gabon. Metalic Cerulean [2][3], Jamides alecto dormicus or Shiro Uranami Shijimi. photo: 11/2007, Penghu Island, Taiwan. Pale Grass Blue [17][18][19], Zizeeria maha okinawana or Yamato Shijimi. photo: 11/2007, Penghu Island, Taiwan.

A Sunbeam [2], Uragin Shijimi or Curetis acuta. photo: 11/2007, Fukuoka, Japan. Club Silverline, Cigaritis syama or Mitsuboshi Futao Tsubame. photo: 03/2008, Wutai, Taiwan. Pale Grass Blue [20][21], Zizeeria maha okinawana or Yamato Shijimi. photo: 03/2008, Wutai, Taiwan.

An Oakblue [5], Arhopala japonica or Murasaki Shijimi. photo: 03/2008, Wutai, Taiwan. A Sapphire [4][5][6], Urafuchi Beni Shijimi or Heliophorus ila matsumurae.photo: 03/2008, Wutai, Taiwan. Silvery Hedge Blue [1], Celastrina argiolus labonides or Ruri Shijimi. photo: 04/2008, Tokyo, Japan.

A Flash [3], Rapala arata or Torafu Shijimi. photo: 04/2008, Tokyo, Japan. An Oakblue [6], Arhopala japonica or Murasaki Shijimi. photo: 04/2008, Tokyo, Japan. Silvery Hedge Blue [2], Celastrina argiolus labonides or Ruri Shijimi. photo: 05/2008, Tochigi, Japan.

Sugitani's Hedge Blue [4][5], Celastrina sugitanii or Sugitani Ruri Shijimi. photo: 05/2008, Tochigi, Japan. Short-tailed Blue [9][10][11], Cupido argiades or Tsubame Shijimi. photo: 05/2008, Tochigi, Japan. Short-tailed Blue [12][13], Cupido argiades or Tsubame Shijimi. photo: 05/2008, Yamanashi, Japan.

Small Copper [10], Beni Shijimi, or Lycaena phlaeas daimio. photo: 05/2008, Yamanashi, Japan. Small Copper [11], Beni Shijimi, or Lycaena phlaeas daimio. photo: 06/2008, Tokyo, Japan. Pale Grass Blue [22], Zizeeria maha okinawana or Yamato Shijimi. photo: 06/2008, Guanziling, Taiwan.

Albocerulean, Udara albocaerulea sauteri or Satsuma Shijimi. photo: 06/2008, Alishan, Taiwan. Forest Pierrot, Taraka hamada or Goishi Shijimi. photo: 06/2008, Alishan, Taiwan. A Hairstreak [1][2][3], Favonius taxila or Jôzan Midori Shijimi. photo: 07/2008, Hokkaido, Japan.

Silvery Hedge Blue [3 (dead)], Celastrina argiolus or Ruri Shijimi. photo: 07/2008, Hokkaido, Japan. Short-tailed Blue [14][15][16], Cupido argiades or Tsubame Shijimi. photo: 07/2008, Hokkaido, Japan. Small Copper [12], Beni Shijimi, or Lycaena phlaeas daimio. photo: 07/2008, Hokkaido, Japan.

A Hairstreak, Favonius yuasai or Kuro Midori Shijimi. photo: 07/2008, Yamanashi, Japan. Short-tailed Blue [17], Cupido argiades or Tsubame Shijimi. photo: 07/2008, Yamanashi, Japan. Small Copper [13][14], Beni Shijimi, or Lycaena phlaeas daimio. photo: 07/2008, Yamanashi, Japan.

Marine Blue, Marin Uranami Shijimi or Leptotes marina. photo: 08/2008, Ramsey Canyon, Arizona, USA. Western Pygmy Blue, or Brephidium exile exile. photo: 08/2008, Madera Canyon, Arizona, USA. Reakirt's Blue, or Echinargus isola. photo: 08/2008, Sanglow Ranch, Arizona, USA.

Spring Azure, or Celastrina ladon. photo: 09/2008, Cave Creek Canyon, Arizona, USA. Ceraunus Blue, or Hemiargus ceraunus. photo: 09/2008, Paradise, Arizona, USA. back to upper category


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