Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly
These tiny butterflies stay close to the ground and are often present in large numbers.
Butterfly Size: 7/8 – 1 1/8 inches
Habitats: Many open, sunny places including weedy areas and disturbed habitats.
Plants for the Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly
Many plants in the pea family including:
- yellow sweet clover
- various species of vetch
- wild pea
- and others
This butterfly has a low flight and a short proboscis, thus is found at flowers close to the ground which are open or short-tubed.
- white sweet clover
- shepherd’s needle
- winter cress
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