Summer form Female
spotted and ID'd by robberfly
I found a place where the anthousai scattered winged sapphires along a path. I'm sure gazing at the azure wings of an acmon blue is akin to looking into the shining eyes of Aphrodite.
Only two seen. With the heavy fog, wasn't really a butterfly day ...more ...a lichen day...:)
The Acmon Blue (Plebejus acmon) is a North American butterfly. It ranges mainly in California but can be seen north to Oregon and south through Baja California. The tops of the wings are blue with dark edges in males and brown in females. Its underside is white with black spots for both sexes with a red-orange band on the hindwing. Adults feed on nectar while caterpillars can feed on buckwheats, lupines, trefoils, and milkvetches.