Reakirt's Blue (Echinargus isola)
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Reakirt's Blue (Echinargus isola)

General: Reakirt's Blues (Echinargus isola) are small butterflies with blue wings. The upperside of the wings is blue with a white border. The underside of the wings is gray, marked with black spots outlined in white and sometimes a bit of orange around a black spot on the trailing edge of the hindwing. On the underside of the forewing, there is a row of five black spots outlined in white.

Taxonomy: Family: Gossamer-wing Butterflies (Lycaenidae); Subfamily: Blues (Polyommatinae).

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Reakirt's Blue (Echinargus isola) Reakirt's Blue

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