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.
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.