Eastern-tailed Blue by rhoing

Eastern-tailed Blue

How fortunate to see this the day after yesterday's Gray Hairstreak. Similarly sized and colored, but the markings are clearly different.

Confirmed as “Cupido comyntas” or “Eastern-tailed Blue” at:
» BAMONA, https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1197869
» BugGuide, https://bugguide.net/node/view/1625804

Species pages—
» BAMONA, https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Cupido-comyntas
» BugGuide, https://bugguide.net/node/view/464

Butterfly not posted from today, but the first one this season, a Cabbage White:
» https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1197870
» https://bugguide.net/node/view/1625861

[ IMG_4211S9x12tm :: 250mm ]
Beautiful photo.
January 9th, 2019  
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