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Callophrys sheridanii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Callophrys
Billberg, 1820

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Ahlbergia Bryk, 1946
Cissatsuma Johnson, 1992
Deciduphagus K.Johnson, 1992
Ginzia Okano, 1947
Incisalia Scudder, 1872
Mitoura Scudder, 1872
Novosatsuma Johnson, 1992
Sandia Clench & Ehrlich, 1960
but see text

The genus Callophrys consists of butterflies in the family Lycaenidae. It is apparently not monophyletic, but which of the taxa currently considered junior synonyms of Callophrys are actually valid genera remains to be determined.

The Old World (Asia and Europe) members of this genus are commonly known as green hairstreaks, while the North American ones are called elfins.


Listed alphabetically within groups.[1][2]

Subgenus Callophrys Billberg, 1820:

Subgenus Cisincisalia Johnson, 1992:

Subgenus Incisalia Scudder, 1872:

Subgenus Mitoura Scudder, 1872:

Subgenus Sandia Clench & Ehrlich, 1960:

Subgenus Xamia Clench, 1961:

Subgenus Ahlbergia Bryk, 1946 [8]

Unnamed genus:


  1. ^ "Callophrys Billberg, 1820" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Taxonomic index, Butterflies of Canada
  3. ^ Thicket Hairstreak, Butterflies of Canada
  4. ^ Barry's Hairstreak, Butterflies and Moths of North America
  5. ^ Juniper Hairstreak, Butterflies of Canada
  6. ^ Rosner's Hairstreak, Butterflies of Canada
  7. ^ "Xami Hairstreak Callophrys xami (Reakirt, 1867)". Butterflies and Moths of North America. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  8. ^ "Ahlbergia Bryk, 1946" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms

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