Reakirt’s Blue

Echinargus isola

Appearance: Forewing below with postmedian row of large white-ringed black spots and hindwing outer angle shows prominent black spot above and below on male and female. Above, the male is blue and female is brown with blue basally.

Size: Small; 3/4 to 1 1/8 inches

Habitat: Open areas, grasslands, fields, meadows, and streamsides

Season: March to October

Larval Foodplant: Various species of legumes

Did You Know…
”They cannot survive freezing winters in any stage and must re-invade the more northern habitats each year from farther south” (Opler, 1999).

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