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LOTUS BLUE BUTTERFLY (Lycaeides argyrognomon lotis)

        Animals | Endangered Species

LOTUS BLUE BUTTERFLY (Lycaeides argyrognomon lotis)
LOTUS BLUE BUTTERFLY (Lycaeides argyrognomon lotis)
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Description: The lotus blue butterfly is a beautiful insect species with azure wings fringed in white scales along the outer margin. It is known to occur only in the coastal bogs of Northern California. There have been no sightings of this species for more than 20 years, and they may already be extinct. Threats to the lotus blue butterfly are not well understood but are likely to include loss of bog habitat.

USFWS Status: Endangered

Major Threat: Loss of bog habitat

Habitat: Coastal bogs

Location: Northern California

Diet: Nectar


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