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Melissa Blue (Lycaeides melissa)


  • BND: Melissa Blue; Lycaeides melissa (W. H. Edwards, 1873)
  • BNA: Melissa Blue; Lycaeides melissa
  • NDC: LYME
  • Habitat: Open prairies
  • Larval food: Legumes, incl. Lupinus, Astragalus, Oxytropis, Glycyrrhiza
  • Adult flight: Two broods, June and August
  • References: Royer 106, Ferris & Brown 202, Scott 407
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