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Western Pygmy-Blue

Brephidium exilis

Description:

Tiny blue butterfly under 1 cm. Native to Southern California but loves Australian Saltbush (2nd picture) which is now an invasive weed in Southern California.

Habitat:

Arid urban garden.

2 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 a week ago

Your welcome. I just joined the mission "California Coastal Wildlife Watch" and I noticed this spotting. Looks like I need to join the "Southern California Wildlife" mission as well.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B a week ago

Thanks so much Brian38 for the excellent ID!!

Ava T-B
Spotted by
Ava T-B

San Diego, California, United States

Spotted on May 21, 2015
Submitted on Dec 3, 2018

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