Species Page: Dotted Blue (Euphilotes enoptes)

Dotted Blue

Euphilotes enoptes (Boisduval, 1852)

Family: Lycaenidae

Status: Rare resident

NENHP Rank: S1S2 Tier 2

Range: The Dotted-Blue occupies much of the mountain west and high plains from the Canadian border south into Arizona. It extends east into western South Dakota and Nebraska. In Nebraska it has been reported in the panhandle as far east as the rocky scarps along the Niobrara River in Dawes and Box Butte Counties.

Larval Hostplant(s): Yellow Wild Buckwheat (Eriogonum flavum).

Broods/Flight Times: One early summer flight in June. It has been found in Wyoming from late April to July (Marrone, 2002).

Overwintering: As pupae.

Habitat: In Nebraska this butterfly inhabits rocky hillsides in close association with its hostplant.

Avg. Wingspan: 3/4 – 7/8 inches

Found at: Sowbelly Canyon

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