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Species Euphilotes battoides - Square-spotted Blue - Hodges#4366

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Classification
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 Euphilotes
Species battoides (Square-spotted Blue - Hodges#4366)
Hodges Number
4366
Other Common Names
Buckwheat Blue
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Thought to be a complex of several species.
Season
April-August
Food
Adults take nectar, often from flowers of their larval hostplant, Eriogonum.
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on buckwheats, Eriogonum.
Print References
Brock, p. 138 (1)
Garth and Tilden, pp. 145-146 (2)
Scott, species #399, pp. 401-402, plate 37, fig. 71 (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)
Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Co.
2.California Butterflies (California Natural History Guides (Paperback))
John S. Garth, J.W. Tilden. 1988. University of California Press.
3.The Butterflies of North America: A Natural History and Field Guide
James A. Scott. 1992. Stanford University Press.