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The best things in life are free . . . and I might add that a lot of those things are also small! This tiny butterfly is no bigger than a dime. The inside of its wings are a lovely soft blue. You have to be very quick to get a shot of them!
Commonly known as Eastern Tailed Blue, the proper name is Cupido comyntas, of the family, Lycaenidae and subfamily, Polyommatinae. They are very tiny with about 1" for wing span. To Identify an Eastern Tailed Blue look for one narrow tail on hindwing. The upperside of male is an iridescent blue. In the summer, females are uniformly brown, but in the spring females are a bit smaller with much blue at the wing bases. This image was taken in August of 2019. The underside of the hindwing is a pale gray with a black bar, distinct black spots, and three large orange spots at the outer margin near tail. I love how the antennae seem to be stripped black and white!
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August 26th, 2019
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