Echinargus isola (Reakirt, )
Status: Occasional breeding stray
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Range: Reakirt’s Blue resides in southern regions from Costa Rica to the southwestern United States. From there it is a regular stray as far north as the Canadian border. It has been found throughout the state in Nebraska.
Broods/Flight Times: Year round in its southern home range. Mid May into October here
Larval Hostplant(s): Larvae feed on flowers and tender leaves of various legumes, of which Milkvetches (Astragalus species), Wild Licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota), Trefoils (Lotus species), Alfalfa (Medicago sativa), White and Yellow Sweet Clovers (Melilotus alba and M. officinalis), and White Clover (Trifolium repens) are found in Nebraska.
Habitat: Found in a wide variety of habitats, both urban and rural
Overwintering: Not in this area
Similar Species: Marine Blue