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Reakirt's Blue

Echinargus isola, Family Lycaenidae


Very tiny Lycaenid butterfly, about 4 mm wing-span. Camouflaged on the dry flower and plant it was sitting on.


Overgrown field, semi-urban area on the outskirts of the city, 2,200 meters.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 7 years ago
Reakirt's Blue
Echinargus isola Reakirt's Blue (Echinargus isola)

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LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Yes, very tricky, poor little thing, there is almost nothing left of it's pattern.
It looks like the picture though, and I imagine there is nothing else close? I tried to get him to open it's wings but he didn't want to. It was a little too cold to fly. Thank you so much for the identification.

bayucca 7 years ago

Tricky one, looks really very worn. I think it is Echinargus isola. Please, verify yourself!

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San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Nov 27, 2012
Submitted on Nov 28, 2012

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