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Boisduval’s Blue

Plebejus icarioides pembina

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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


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Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Lat: 46.98, Long: -120.18

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

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