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Northern Blue - Lycaeides idas
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Northern Blue - Chebucto Head - 2009-07-19
Photo © Phil Schappert
Status in Nova Scotia
Abundant.

Flight Period
Mid June to late August.

Habitat
Coastal headlands, bogs.

Larval Foodplants
Black Crowberry (Empetrum nigrum), Dwarf Blueberry (Vaccinium cespitosum), Labrador Tea (Ledum groenlandicum), and Sheep Laurel (Kalmia angustifolia).

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
None.

Notes
Layberry says that this species flies early in the day and even in dense fog. In some locations, it probably has little choice!

Northern Blue - Duncan's Cove, NS, 2009-07-13
Northern Blue - Duncan's Cove, NS - 2009-07-13
2009-07-13
Photo © Phil Schappert
Northern Blue - Drysdale Bog, NS, 2011-07-17
Northern Blue - Drysdale Bog, NS - 2011-07-17
2011-07-17
Photo © Phil Schappert
Northern Blue - Near Canso, NS, 2013-07-07
Northern Blue - Near Canso, NS - 2013-07-07
2013-07-07
Photo © Phil Schappert