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Lupine Blue Butterfly

Plebejus lupini

Description:

male upperside pale violet blue with narrow black borders and black hindwing spots surrounded by pink female brown, often with blue sheen; hindwing spots surrounded by orange; black bar at end of forewing cell underside pale bluish-gray with two rows of white-ringed black spots; outer hindwing row has metallic green centers; elongated orange spots between hindwing rows (Bug Guide)

Habitat:

mountain forest

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2 Comments

Steve Lenz
Steve Lenz 9 years ago

Yes, I believe so. They are particularly fond of the campground fire pits after a good rain.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

are they mud puddling for minerals?

Steve Lenz
Spotted by
Steve Lenz

Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 11, 2012
Submitted on Oct 1, 2012

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