Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly – 5/19/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/19/20

Observation Time: 11:10 a.m.

Observation Location: field near Gavins Pond Dam

Common Name: Eastern Tailed Blue butterfly

Scientific Name: Cupido comyntas

Comments: Like many small butterflies, the Eastern tailed blue is a stunning sight when viewed up close. The upper sides of the wings are blue. They appear in spring. The orange spots and “tails” on the trailing edge of their lower wings differentiate them from spring azures.

More Information: Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)