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Boisduvals blue
Plebejus icarioides

Boisduvals blue

Type of Insect: butterfly
Size: small
Overall Color: blue
Larval Foods: lupines
Adult Foods:
Larval Type: caterpillar
status: common
Description: blue or brown butterflies with white fringes on wings, wings often open when sitting

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies,moths)
Family: 03 Lycaenidae (harvesters,coppers,blues,hairstreaks)
SubFamily: 03 Polyommatinae (blues)
Genus: Plebejus
Species: icarioides

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