SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION

The Brenton Blue is classified as follows:

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
 Phylum: Arthropoda (Articulated, segmented invertebrates with a chitinous exoskeleton)
  Class: Insecta (Insects: six legs, two pairs of wings, terrestrial)

   Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths, from the Greek: lepidos, meaning "scale" and ptera, meaning "wing")
    FAMILY: LYCAENIDAE (Skollies, Hairstreaks, Coppers, Blues)
     Subfamily: Polyommatinae (Blues, mostly ant associated)
      Tribe: Polyommatini