Butterfly Search Results

Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly

Eastern Tailed Blue


Everes comyntas
Above, the male is blue with a black border, an obvious tail, and an orange spot or two near the tail. The female is essentially the same below, but is black, not blue, above (see second photo). Below, the Eastern Tailed-Blue is a light gray with a variety of small black marks, a small tail (often very hard to see on worn specimens), and orange spots near the tail.
Greenish Blue Butterfly

Greenish Blue


Plebejus saepiolus
Above, the male is a blue-green with a thin black margin and a dark bar at the end of the front wing cell. The female is much darker with varying amounts of blue and may have some orange on the hind wing. The female also has a dark bar at the end of the front wing cell. Below, the sexes are essentially the same, witha light gray background and a row of black postmed. . . [more]
Karner Melissa Blue Butterfly

Karner Melissa Blue


Lycaeides melissa samuelis
Above, the male is a light blue with a thin black margin and a light fringe. The female is a darker blue with varying amounts of orange on both wings. Below, the sexes are essentially the same, a light gray background and a row of very prominent black spots, a row of orange crescents and a thin black line on the margin of the wings. Rarely, an individual will appear. . . [more]
Marine Blue Butterfly

Marine Blue


Leptotes marina
Below both wings of the Marine Blue have bands of pale brown separated by bands of white. The species has no tail, but has two dark submarginal spots.
Northern Blue Butterfly

Northern Blue


Lycaeides idas
In Wisconsin this species could be confused with the ‘Karner’ Melissa Blue, but the ranges of these species do not overlap and they are not found in the same habitat. The Karner Blue is found close to populations of Lupine, the larval host of the Karner Blue, while the Northern Blue is a butterfly of the far northern counties and whose host plant is Dwarf Bilberry. . . . [more]
Back Next