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Shasta Blue (Icaricia shasta)

  • BND: Shasta Blue; Icaricia shasta (W. H. Edwards, 1862)
  • BNA: Shasta Blue; Plebeius shasta
  • Habitat: Sagelands and rolling prairie, quite rare in ND
  • Larval food: Legumes incl. Astragalus, Oxytropis, Lupinus, Trifolium
  • Adult flight: One brood, June
  • References: Royer 109, Ferris & Brown 208, Scott 410
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