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Northern blue
Lycaeides idas

Northern blue
Northern blue
Northern blue
Northern blue

Type of Insect: butterfly
Size: small
Overall Color: blue and grayish
Larval Foods: legumes, blueberries, others
Adult Foods:
Larval Type: caterpillar
status: common
Description: small butterfly, blue on top and grayish underneath with black spots some bordered with orange. Often sits with wings open.

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: Lycaeides
Species: idas

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