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Echo Blue - Celastrina echo - male

Echo Blue - Celastrina echo - Male
Rolling Hills, Purple Canyon, Los Angeles County, California, USA
June 7, 2005
Size: 30 mm +/-
Echo Blue is the southern California version of the Spring Azure, Celastrina ladon. The slight tear in the wing shows this to be a male. Though not common locally, it is regular in canyons with native vegetation.

Moved from Echo Azure.

A separate species
from ladon. Identified by Dr. David Wright as Celastrina echo on 22 Jan. '06.

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