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Unknown Butterfly, Umtanum Creek, Ellensburg, WA  Butterfly,Geotagged,Spring,United States,animal,animals,arthropod,arthropoda,butterflies,insect,insects Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Perhaps Plebejus icarioides, or similar sp.? Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks again! I'm checking up on it, but there's some confusing aspects of the taxonomy I'm trying to figure out :/ Posted one year ago
      1. You're welcome! These are definitely confusing, I agree! And, my suggestion may be incorrect. The characteristics that I used for the ID are:
        -Black FW spots are darker and more prominent than spots on HW
        -There is no cell spot (that I can see)
        -The HW has white spots with small black spots inside them

        There are several similar species though, so...?

        Another characteristic for this species that I couldn't tell if your butterfly has is a FW band that is bolder than the submarginal band.
        Posted one year ago
  2. I usually try to compare to pictures in "Bugguide" - and if I'm not sure, they have an ID section, and people there know their business!
    https://bugguide.net/node/view/194/bgpage
    Posted one year ago

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Uploaded Jun 1, 2019. Captured May 25, 2019 11:51 in Unnamed Road, Washington, USA.
  • NIKON D90
  • f/16.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO3200
  • 105mm