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Species Plebejus anna - Anna's Blue - Hodges#4374.1

Anna Blue - Plebejus anna - male Anna's Blue - Plebejus anna - male Some butterflies and skippers from Warner Pass - Plebejus anna - female Blue - Plebejus anna Blue - Plebejus anna Greenish blue? - Plebejus anna Blue - Plebejus anna - male Anna's Blue - Plebejus anna - male
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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 Plebejus
Species anna (Anna's Blue - Hodges#4374.1)
Hodges Number
4374.1
Identification
Distinguishable from Northern Blue - Plebejus idas only by more westerly distribution. From other blues by (usually) some marginal orange on ventral hind and front wings. No obvious dark spot on middle of upper front wings. Underside tending to bluish gray. Most similar to mostly more lowland/eastern Melissa Blue - Plebejus melissa (and it's segregates), which tends to be slightly grayish or brownish below with markings all more bold and contrasting.
Range
Cascades and California Sierras south from southern British Columbia and west to coast, in boreal and mountain habitats.