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Brephidium exilis exilis
The smallest butterfly of North America and one of the smallest in the world, this species is often found in wastelands and alkali regions. In the SF Bay Area, it is found in large numbers by the brackish water, hosting on saltbushes that thrive in the salty soil.
This cooperative individual allowed me to photograph it with my phone.
Spotted on Aug 24, 2013
Submitted on Aug 24, 2014
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