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hair·streak

 (hâr′strēk′)
n.
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.
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hairstreak

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

(ˈhɛərˌstrik)

n.
any small, dark butterfly of the family Lycaenidae, having hairlike tails on the hind wings.
[1810–20]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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El Cuadro 1 muestra que Mexico tiene el mayor numero de especies registradas en las SA de la PBGM (709), seguido por Belice (422) y Guatemala (405); las subfamilias con mayor riqueza son Theclinae (182) y Riodininae (133).
The Nicaraguan hairstreak butterfly fauna (Theclinae: Eumaeini), its biogeography, and the history of Nicaraguan collectors.
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The very large family Orchidaceae is only used by a few genera in Lycaenidae (Hypolycaena and Chliaria in Theclinae) and Nymphalidae (Faunis in Amathusiinae).
Description of an Ocaria species from The Venezuelan Pantepuy (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Theclinae).
Description and phylogenetic analysis of the Calycopidina (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Theclinae, Eumaeini): a subtribe of detritivores.
(2002) afirman que en el caso de los Theclinae, algunos generos son endemicos y propios de grandes alturas, encontrandose especies a mas de 4000 msnm, en los paramos de las tres cordilleras del pais.