Eastern tailed blue

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Eastern tailed blue 
Everes comyntas

Wing span: 
7/8 to 1 1/8  inches 

Caterpillar hosts plants: 
buds, flowers,, and seeds of many legumes including, alfalfa, Medicago; bean, Phaseolus; bush clover, Lespedeza; clover, Trifolium; tick trefoil, Desmodium; vetch, Vicia; wild pea, Lathyrus; yellow sweet clover, Melilotus

Adult food:  
nectar of: asters, Aster; cinquefoils, Potentilla; white sweet clover, Melilotus; wild strawberry, Fragaria; wintercress, Barbarea

open sunny areas such as disturbed habitats and weedy areas 

females lay eggs in flower buds, hibernates as caterpillar, males patrol for females, puddles 

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