Two prominent black spots on leading edge of hindwing, below. One or more prominent large eyepots along the outer edge of hindwing (regional variations - southeastern ones seem to have one, southwestern ones, two).
Upperside blue (males) or brown with blue edge (females).
Southeastern and southwestern states. Year-round in FL and TX, ranging northwards in warmer months.
Larvae feed on woody legumes (pea family, Fabaceae).
Butterflies and Moths of North America
species description and map of confirmed county records.