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Boisduval’s Blue

Plebejus icarioides pembina


This butterfly has a special relationship with ants. The caterpillars of this butterfly produce a sugary secretion which is eaten by ants. The ants in return protect the caterpillars.


Spotted nectaring on an unknown wildflower at the Whiskey Dick Wildlife Area in central Washington ( a sagebrush grassland habitat).

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Washington, USA

Spotted on May 13, 2018
Submitted on May 18, 2018

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