New Butterfly Species for the GNG

November 3, 2015

A butterfly not yet seen in the GNG was found today, a Western Pygmy-Blue.  This beauty is the smallest butterfly found in the United States and one of the smallest butterflies in the world – its wingspread scarcely makes half an inch!  Although fairly common in California, this butterfly is easy to overlook due to its tiny size and it’s near to the ground flight.

Western Pygmy Blue - Brephidium exilis 
Western Pygmy Blue – Brephidium exilis 

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