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Eastern Tailed Blue - Everes comyntas

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Size - 1"
Egg ? pale green
Caterpillar Dark green with fient brown side stripes. Covered in light down.
Host / Food Clover, beans, wild peas.
Broods 3 broods north, possibly more south
Habitat Open fields, gardens, road sides, rail cuts and plowed fields.
Range Southern Canada to Mexico covering all US east of Rockies.

This is the most common member of the 'Blue' group of butterflies. The little guys are very pretty but you seldomly get to see them close up. Below is a little gathering of Blues over and area recently watered by our doggy.

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