A couple of Camera Critters ago, I showed y’all a Dotted Blue butterfly. It has markings similar to a variety of small blue Lepidoptera found in my area. In case you have forgotten, here is the Dotted Blue again.
I always try to photograph these little leps whenever I can.
Several weeks ago, I was going through some of my photos and noticed one I had forgotten about (I take a lot of photos and have a limited memory 8v). I looked at the image and my first thought was, "I did image a Dotted Blue before.”
Then I looked closer at the butterfly and saw the outer fringes of the wings are not dark in any part of the fringes. I also noticed the dominate outline of the wings. I had read before about a blue butterfly in the west which has evenly colored fringes. It’s a Rita’s Blue.
However, a Rita’s Blue is not found in this area. I’ve checked a number of different blue butterflies, and find nothing to match, except the Dotted Blue. That means I did photograph one before the one above. See for yourself and if you know a definitive identity of it, let me know.
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