This family consists of blues, coppers, hairstreaks, and harvesters. Referred to as Gossamer-wings, these butterflies are small with narrow bodies and the wings are usually brightly colored. They sometimes have protrusions at the end of their wings that resemble small tails. It is common to see white rings around their antennae and white around their eyes.
The photos below can help you identify butterflies in the Gossamer-wing family. Select a butterfly to see more pictures, descriptions, and the host plants they need to lay eggs.