Plebejus idas

Plebejus idas

The Idas Blue or Northern Blue is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in the northerern regions of the Palearctic ecozone and the Nearctic ecozone.
Flies from June to August depending on location. Wingspan: 17 to 28 mm. The larvae feed on Calluna and Fabaceae species.
Northern Blue A Northern blue butterfly captured in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Geotagged,Plebejus idas,United States,Wyoming,Yellowstone National Park,butterflies

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Lycaeides argyrognomon lotis is a critically endangered butterfly endemic to Mendocino County, California, with sightings in Sonoma County and Marin County. It has been listed as an endangered species since June 1, 1976, but has not been sighted in the wild since 1994.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyLycaenidae
GenusPlebejus
SpeciesP. idas