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Any of numerous butterflies of the subfamily Theclinae, having transverse streaks on the undersurface of the wings and fine, hairlike projections on the hind wings.


(Animals) any small butterfly of the genus Callophrys and related genera, having fringed wings marked with narrow white streaks: family Lycaenidae



any small, dark butterfly of the family Lycaenidae, having hairlike tails on the hind wings.
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Noun1.hairstreak - small butterflies having striped markings under the wingshairstreak - small butterflies having striped markings under the wings
lycaenid, lycaenid butterfly - any of various butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
genus Strymon, Strymon - large and widely distributed genus of hairstreak butterflies
Strymon melinus - larvae are pests of various economic plants
References in periodicals archive ?
Thaeides Johnson, Kruse & Kroenlein, 1997 (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Theclinae, Eumaeini) is a poorly known montane Neotropical genus composed of 5 valid species (Robbins 2004).
Description and phylogenetic analysis of the Calycopidina (Lycaenidae, Theclinae, Eumaeini): a subtribe of detritivores.
Among the phytophagous insects found on mistletoes in Brazil, hairstreak butterflies (Lycaenidae, Theclinae, Eumaeini) are reported as frugivorous upon Psittacanthus spp.