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Silvery Blue - Glaucopsyche lygdamus
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Silvery Blue - Roaches Pond Park, NS - 2011-06-10
Photo © Phil Schappert
Status in Nova Scotia
Common.

Flight Period
Late May to mid-July.

Habitat
Meadows, roadsides.

Larval Foodplants
Vetches (Viccia sp.), Beach Pea (Lathyrus japonica), White Sweet Clover (Melilotus alba ) and Alfalfa (Medicago sativa).

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
None.

Notes
Eggs are laid on flower buds, and the colour of the larvae depends on the colour of the flowers that they feed on.

Silvery Blue - Spryfield, NS, 2011-06-23
Silvery Blue - Female - Spryfield, NS - 2011-06-23
2011-06-23
Photo © Phil Schappert
Silvery Blue - Dollar Lake PP, NS, 2011-06-20
Silvery Blue - Male - Dollar Lake PP, NS - 2011-06-20
2011-06-20
Photo © Phil Schappert
Silvery Blue - Roaches Pond, Spryfield, 2015-07-21
Silvery Blue - Larva on Purple Vetch - Roaches Pond, Spryfield - 2015-07-21
2015-07-21
Photo © Phil Schappert
Silvery Blue - Roaches Pond, Spryfield, 2015-07-21
Silvery Blue - Larva on Purple Vetch - Roaches Pond, Spryfield - 2015-07-21
2015-07-21
Photo © Phil Schappert