Eastern Tailed-Blue (was Everes comyntas) (Cupido comyntas)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Cupido
Species: comyntas


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
Blytheville, Arkansas
Deer, Arkansas
Marion, Arkansas
Ellendale, Delaware
Dacula, Georgia
Divernon, Illinois
Princeton, Illinois
Rock Falls, Illinois
Yale, Iowa
Benton, Kentucky
Oakland, Maryland
Cole Camp, Missouri
Lincoln, Nebraska
Marlton, New Jersey
Craryville, New York
Bowling Green, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Blacksburg, Virginia
Onley, Virginia
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Members' Notes:


On Mar 2, 2013, themikesmom wrote:

What a beautiful butterfly!!! we believe we have seen one that was more on the grayer side, than blue, but we would love to see the bluer ones, as I bet they would knock your eyeballs out with their beauty!


On Aug 17, 2009, SusanLouise from Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

I love these tiny butterflies! We have several all summer long flittering in our gardens. They enjoy mudpuddling every time I water the gardens too...


On Aug 13, 2007, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Unlike lots of butterflies, this species has thrived despite it's territory being urbanized. It is common throughout the US and even parts of southern Canada.

Host plants are most clover and plants of the Fabaceae family.

Adults may lose their tails, so observe closely.