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Eastern tailed-blue (female)

Cupido comyntas


A small butterfly that is distinguished from other blues in its range by the small thin tail. Females are lighter blue to brown or charcoal in coloring on the upper side (pic2).


Spotted at Bell Slough near Conway, Arkansas.


The caterpillars feed on the seeds and flowers, and sometimes the leaves, of various legumes, including vetches and clover.

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Arkansas, USA

Lat: 34.94, Long: -92.41

Spotted on Sep 11, 2018
Submitted on Sep 12, 2018

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