Gossamerwings Archives · Leighton Photography & Imaging

This group of delicate, very beautiful and highly excitable tiny butterflies belong to the Lycaenidae family and has about 4700 – 5000+ species which are found all over the world and in many different types of habitat. This group is broken down into four groups: blues, hairstreaks, coppers and harvesters, and are collectively known as the gossamer-wings.