Acmon Blue (Plebejus acmon)

The Acmon Blue is a small butterfly found in California west of the Sierra Nevada south into northern Baja California. It is sometimes spotted into Oregon. Upper sides of the male are bluish while the female more a brown coloration. The underside is white with black spots.Bboth sexes feature a red-orange band on the hindwing.

Wing spread: 0.75" - 1.1"

Host Plants: Buckwheats, lupines and milkvetches

Acmon Blue Butterfly
Acmon Blue Butterfly
Acmon Blue Butterfly
Acmon Blue Butterfly
Photo by and courtesy of Alan Schmierer