Eastern Tailed Blue butterfly – 8/27/11

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 8/27/11

Observation Time: 3:20 p.m.

Observation Location: field near Gavins Pond Dam

Common Name: Eastern Tailed Blue butterfly

Scientific Name: Everes comyntas

Comments: Eastern tailed blues are very small butterflies. They have tails and an eye spot on each wing that vaguely resemble antennae and eyes to fool predators.

More Information: Butterflies and Moths of North America

Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly