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Silvery Blue Butterfly

Glaucopsyche lygdamus


Small butterflies. Bodies pale blue. Upper side of males iridescent silvery blue with narrow dark borders; female darker blue with wide borders. Both sexes have white fringe. Underside gray-brown; both wings with row of white-ringed, round black spots.


Open woods, coastal dunes, prairies, meadows, road edges, and fields.


There was a road cut full of wet gravel where several varieties of butterflies and bees were drinking.

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LauraPound 9 years ago

Thank you Fyn Kynd. :)

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Nice spotting! I got one of these yesterday.

LauraPound 9 years ago

Thank you Lily and Emily! I was very lucky, since these little ones hardly ever sit still, and rarely open their wings. They are constantly on the move, at least when there is someone around with a camera, stalking them. :P

EmilyMarino 9 years ago

The second shot is lovely!

How beautiful. Luck you to manage to get shot it.

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California, USA

Spotted on May 10, 2009
Submitted on May 8, 2013

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