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Species Plebejus neurona - Veined Blue - Hodges#4382

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Polyommatinae (Blues)
Genus Plebejus
Species neurona (Veined Blue - Hodges#4382)
Hodges Number
Endemic to Southern California, Transverse Ranges (Mt. Pinos area to the San Bernardino Mountains), and the Tehachapi Mountains.
Rocky outcrops from ~4000 ft. - ~8000 ft. above sealevel (latter is reached at Sugarloaf Peak, San Bernardino Mountains, and Mt. Pinos, Kern County)
May - September
Larval foodplant: Eriogonum wrightii, vars. subscaposum and trachygonum
Life Cycle
1-2 broods
Same coloration on top in both sexes.

This species is considered threatened throughout its range (G3 global ranking)
Print References
Emmel & Emmel (1)
Heath (2)
Internet References
Plebejus neurona at Butterflies of America.
Works Cited
1.The Butterflies of Southern California
Thomas C. Emmel and John F. Emmel. 1973. Natural History Museum of Southern California.
2.An Introduction to Southern California Butterflies
Fred Heath. 2004.