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Rita Blue

Euphilotes rita

Description:

Small butterfly, colored as shown on the underside of the wings. Bold black spots are characteristic of the genus.

Habitat:

Found in degraded shortgrass prairie habitat with yucca, prickly-pear cacti, buckwheat, grasses, etc.

Notes:

One of the "buckwheat blues" that feeds as a larva on Eriogonom spp. Easily mistaken for an Acmon Blue, but spots behind orange band on hindwing are *black*, not metallic blue.

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1 Comment

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Pretty butterfly, Eric!

BugEric
Spotted by
BugEric

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Aug 2, 2014
Submitted on Aug 30, 2014

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