Boisduval's Blue butterfly

Boisduval’s Blue Icaricia icarioides

Boisduval’s Blues are common and numerous. Probably the blue butterfly species I encounter most often in the northwest.

Crane Prairie, Deschutes County, Oregon

43.79699, -121.7622 At a campsite we picnicked at next to Crane Prairie Reservoir.

July 9, 2023

Boisduval's Blue, ventral puddling
the first individual I saw at this site, and turns out to be my first for Oregon
Boisduval's Blue nectaring on clover
a second Boisduval’s Blue at the same site, but closer to the trees in the grassy area

See I.icarioides in Washington and Idaho.


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