Sunday, July 12, 2020

July 9, 2020: Eastern Tailed-Blue

I found my first Eastern Tailed-Blues (Cupido comyntas) on June 30, although they may have been present and I just hadn't seen them.  They are rather small, with only a 7/8 to 1 1/8 inches wingspan.  The adults nectar on flowers close to the ground which are open or short-tubed.  These include Sweet Clover, Wild Strawberry, cinquefoils, and asters. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 6/30/20)

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