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Western tailed blue

Cupido amyntula


The Western Tailed-blue (Cupido amyntula) is a member of the Lycaenidae family and is seen across western North America as far norther as Alaska. The upperside of the male butterfly is blue while the female has a darker brown band on the outer side of the wing. The underside is riddle with black spots, with a wingspan of 2.2 to 2.9 cm


Canyons & caves, Cities, suburbs & towns, Deserts, Forests & woodlands, Freshwater swamps, marshes & bogs, Grasslands & prairies, Meadows & fields.


Western Canada, Alaska, California, Northwest, Southwest, Rocky Mountains, Texas, Plains.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Jim West
Jim West 9 years ago
Eastern Tailed Blue, maybe.
Everes comyntas

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CynthiaMHori 9 years ago

I went with a western tailed blue since I am in Utah! Thanks for steering me in the right direction

CynthiaMHori 9 years ago


gatorfellows 9 years ago

The Flower beetle is a Buprestid - they come in many forms and are always in the center of a flower if possible.
The butterfly might well be an Eastern Tailed Blue; Cupido comyntas;

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Utah, USA

Spotted on Jun 3, 2012
Submitted on Jun 8, 2012

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