So, back to Saturday. I almost missed this Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas). It is a very small butterfly. At first I thought it was a small gray moth as it flew in the grass and then I realized that it was more blue than gray – something that should be investigated more closely. It was much more skittish than the Red-Banded Hairstreak. I couldn’t get close at all.
Its' ventral wing pattern…
Its' dorsal wing pattern. Its' dorsal wing colors were more muted than
the colors of this male Eastern Tailed-Blue I photographed in June 2009.
- West Central Georgia Butterflies by Michael Beohm: Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas)
- BugGuide: Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas) [Male dorsal] [Female dorsal] [Ventral]
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