Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly


(Everes comyntas)

Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly
The Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly

This little guy can be seen flying in Northwest Ohio April thru October.  It is the most common blue butterfly in Ohio and can be found almost anywhere during the growing season.

Males have light blue dorsal wing surfaces.  Females have deep rich "charcoal" colored dorsal wing surfaces.

It can be found in all 88 counties of Ohio.  It likes all habitats except for the deep woods.

The Eastern Blue larvae feed on legume-type plants like bush clover.

 

Often mistaken for the Karner Blue

This butterfly shouldn't be confused with the very rare Karner Blue.  The Eastern Blue can be distinguished from the Karner Blue by the very tiny "tail-like" projections at the bottom of their wings.  Karner Blue's don't have tails.

Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly
The Eastern Blue can be confused
with the Karner Blue
Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly
The Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly


Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly
Eastern Tailed Blue close up
Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly
Eastern Tailed Blue side view




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