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Lycaeides Melissa Samuelis,
Karner blue

Order Lepidoptera, Family Lycaenidae
male Karner blue

male Karner blue butterfly, Oceana County, MI, July 18, 2011
size about 1 inch, This is an endangered butterfly. It requires wild lupine for reproduction. The males have clear blue upper wing surfaces with a black border.

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