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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Boisduval's Blue (Icaricia icarioides)

  • BND: Boisduval's Blue; Icaricia icarioides (Boisduval, 1852)
  • BNA: Boisduval's Blue; Plebeius icarioides
  • Habitat: Clearings in badlands forest areas, often gathers at puddles; usually associated with ants (myrmecophily)
  • Larval food: Lupinus argenteus in ND
  • Adult flight: One brood, June
  • References: Royer 108, Ferris & Brown 205, Scott 409
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