When I was taking pictures of the Aphrodite Fritillary the other day, I realized that something else flew in and out of the pictures (see the second one?),
but I was concentrating on the big orange butterfly, and didn't see what it was till I got home and looked at the photos on the computer. It's a very common butterfly, but I've never gotten a good picture before, so I'm happy.
It's an Eastern Tailed Blue, Everes comyntas, or Cupido comyntas. I've showed you some terrible pictures of one before when I was trying to figure it out. In this one, you can clearly see the tails, and the large orange spots near the tails.
A few years ago, you might remember that I volunteered to help with the counting of the endangered Karner Blue butterflies, and since then I've been paying more attention to little blue butterflies!
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