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Silvery Blue

Glaucopsyche lygdamus
Photo by Kim Davis and Mike Stangeland 2009

Habitat:  The Silvery Blue can be found throughout all of Alberta and is very common in poplar forests and meadows.

Description:  The Silvery Blue is closer to grey than silver on the underside of its wings with blue on the inside.  Each wing was a distinctive row of black spots running across them.

Size:  25-30mm

Diet:  The caterpillars of the Silvery Blue consume the buds and flowers off legume plants

Fun Fact:  Due to the voracious appetites of the caterpillars, scientists believe some plants have evolved to bloom at specific temperatures so the caterpillars do not have a chance to eat all the flowers.


Acorn, John. Butterflies of Alberta. Edmonton: Lone Pine Publishing, 1993. Print

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