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Larva on the milkvetch Astragalus eucosmus in Newfoundland

Larva on the milkvetch Astragalus eucosmus in Newfoundland
Grand Falls, Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada
July 8, 2008
Size: small - less than 1 cm
Larva was chewing serious holes in milkvetch seed pods and, presumably, was eating the yound seeds within

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uneducated guess - maybe Callophrys ?
or something close to that. Or I could be way off, so best to wait for the experts. Just something to consider, similar looking.



 
Or maybe...
Leptotes?



According to the Guide, one of the species feeds on milkvetch; however, we don't have larval photos of that particular species.

 
at least same Family - Lycaenidae
Andy should stop at Family :-)

 
Ken would often be wise to do that, too..
but where's the fun in that?

 
Glaucopsyche lygdamus?
Caterpillars in the Field and Garden (1) lists five lycaenids that feed on milk vetch, but of these only the Silvery Blue is shown as occurring in Newfoundland/Labrador. It looks like a reasonable match to me, and the one in Wagner's book (2) has a similar reddish dorsal stripe (the stripe is dark green in the other book).

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