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Western Pygmy Blue Western Pygmy Blue (Brephidium exilis exilis) is one of the smallest butterflies in the world and is the smallest in North America. This one is feeding on Alkali Heliotrope close to Kings Pool at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, United States. Ramsar site no. 347. Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge,Brephidium exilis,Brephidium exilis exilis,Geotagged,Kings Pool,Nevada,Ramsar wetland,Spring,United States,Western Pygmy Blue Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Western Pygmy Blue

Western Pygmy Blue (Brephidium exilis exilis) is one of the smallest butterflies in the world and is the smallest in North America. This one is feeding on Alkali Heliotrope close to Kings Pool at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada, United States. Ramsar site no. 347.

    comments (4)

  1. " It has reached Hawaii and United Arab Emirates"
    Small yet feisty!
    Posted 12 days ago
    1. That is amazing for such a little guy. Posted 12 days ago
  2. Gorgeous shot! Posted 11 days ago
    1. Thanks Lisa :) Posted 11 days ago

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The Western Pygmy Blue is one of the smallest butterflies in the world and is the smallest in North America. It has reached Hawaii and United Arab Emirates. It has a wingspread of about half an inch.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by gmspanek
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By gmspanek

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Uploaded Dec 4, 2018. Captured Apr 20, 2016 18:42 in Point of Rocks Rd, Pahrump, NV 89060, USA.
  • COOLPIX S9900
  • f/4.5
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO125
  • 9mm