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Eastern Tailed-Blue - Cupido comyntas
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Eastern Tailed-Blue - North of Debert - 2013-08-21
Photo © Phil Schappert
Status in Nova Scotia
Very rare. First Nova Scotia record August 2013.

Flight Period
All New Brunswick records (the nearest ones to Nova Scotia) are from August, but in other parts of Canada two to three broods from May through October.

Larval Foodplants
Fabaceae, including White Clover, Red Clover and Cow Vetch.

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
None.

Notes
Found in three locations north of Debert on August 21, 2013 by Phil Schappert. This is the first sighting of this species for Nova Scotia. Previously, the known easterly limit of its range was in the neighbouring province of New Brunswick, where it is rare. Other observers subsequently found this species in two other locations in the province in 2013.

Overwinters as a mature larva.

Eastern Tailed-Blue - North of Debert, 2013-08-21
Eastern Tailed-Blue - North of Debert - 2013-08-21
2013-08-21
Photo © Phil Schappert
Eastern Tailed-Blue - North of Debert, 2013-08-21
Eastern Tailed-Blue - Male - North of Debert - 2013-08-21
2013-08-21
Photo © Phil Schappert
Eastern Tailed-Blue - Smithville, TX, 2005-05-02
Eastern Tailed-Blue - Female - Smithville, TX - 2005-05-02
2005-05-02
Photo © Phil Schappert
Eastern Tailed-Blue - Lochaber Mines, 2013-09-07
Eastern Tailed-Blue - Male - Lochaber Mines - 2013-09-07
2013-09-07
Photo © Ken McKenna