Blue Butterfly

Aug 16, 2010
Timber Cove in Sonoma County has scores of insects, including honey bees, bumble bees and spotted cucumber beetles.

But last week, for the first time, we spotted a male Acmon Blue, Plebejus acmon, as identified by noted butterfly expert Art Shapiro, professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis.

With its wings spread, the blue is dazzling.

Actor William Hurt starred in a 2004 movie, "The Blue Butterfly," but this Acmon Blue butterfly stars in its own galaxy.

By Kathy Keatley Garvey
Author - Communications specialist

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BLUE BUTTERFLY--A male Acmon Blue, Plebejus acmon, spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Blue Butterfly

ACMON BLUE soaks up sunshine at Timber Cove, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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