Eastern Tailed Blue butterfly – 8/27/11
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 8/27/11
Observation Time: 3:20 p.m.
Observation Location: field near Gavins Pond Dam
Common Name: Eastern Tailed Blue butterfly
Scientific Name: Everes comyntas
Comments: Eastern tailed blues are very small butterflies. They have tails and an eye spot on each wing that vaguely resemble antennae and eyes to fool predators.
More Information: Butterflies and Moths of North America