family Lycaenidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Lycaenidae - family of small usually brilliantly colored butterflies; males have short forelegs
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Lepidoptera, order Lepidoptera - moths and butterflies
lycaenid, lycaenid butterfly - any of various butterflies of the family Lycaenidae
genus Lycaena, Lycaena - type genus of the Lycaenidae; small slender butterflies with upper surface of wings usually metallic blue or green or copper
genus Strymon, Strymon - large and widely distributed genus of hairstreak butterflies
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Callictita is a genus of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae.
This is particularly true for the large family Lycaenidae, but also for Pieridae, where we have chosen to collapse branches about which the phenetic analyses by Geiger (1980) and Ehrlich and Ehrlich (1967) were in conflict.