Spring Mountains Icarioides Blue
(Plebejus icarioides austinorum)

Invertebrates Around Las Vegas, Wildlife Around Las Vegas
Spring Mountains Icarioides Blue (Icaricia icarioides austinorum)

General: Spring Mountains Icarioides Blue Butterflies (Plebejus icarioides austinorum) are recognized by their blue wings with a dark border. The blue only shows when they are flying. On the underside of the wings, the black spots are larger on the forewing than on the hindwing. Females may be brown or blue.

Taxonomy: Family: Gossamer-wing Butterflies (Lycaenidae); Subfamily: Blues (Polyommatinae). Also referred to as Icaricia icarioides austinorum.

Comments: This subspecies is endemic to the Mt. Charleston area.

Spring Mountains Icarioides Blue (Icaricia icarioides austinorum)
Male
Spring Mountains Icarioides Blue (Icaricia icarioides austinorum)
Female
Spring Mountains Icarioides Blue (Icaricia icarioides austinorum) Spring Mountains Icarioides Blue (Icaricia icarioides austinorum)
Spring Mountains Icarioides Blue (Icaricia icarioides austinorum) Spring Mountains Icarioides Blue (Icaricia icarioides austinorum)
Spring Mountains Icarioides Blue (Icaricia icarioides austinorum) Spring Mountains Icarioides Blue (Icaricia icarioides austinorum)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
copyright; Last updated 101107

Return to Butterflies or Butterflies and Moths.

Inverts Around Las Vegas Wildlife Around Las Vegas Glossary Copyright, Conditions, Disclaimer Home

 

Google Ads