Looking At Insects. #21 Butterfly.

Hello everyone and welcome back to insects!

This butterfly is a female “Silvery Blue Butterfly” and she appears a bit beat up, possible by all the rain this spring when this little butterfly comes out. It has a wingspan of about 1 inch (2.5cm), so it is small. The male is a brighter blue with more distinct dark borders lined with silvery color on the edges of the wings.

Note the striped antennae again on this species of butterfly, like the last one we saw yesterday. They are generally around from May to early July. They like forest openings, fields, burned over areas, stream edges. Several species of ants will look after the caterpillars. They overwinter here as a chrysalis. Have a great weekend everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

19 Comments on “Looking At Insects. #21 Butterfly.

    • I actually saw quite a few this year, but except for a couple there was only one of each. Poor year for butterflies. Glad you liked this one.πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»πŸ“·πŸ¦‹

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