Attributes of Brephidium pseudofea

Eastern Pygmy-Blue
Brephidium pseudofea (Morrison, 1873)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Polyommatinae
Identification: Tiny. Upperside copper brown. Underside hindwing and fringes dark brown.
Wing Span: 3/4 - 7/8 inch (2 - 2.2 cm).
Life History: Males patrol low over the host plants in search of females. Flight is weak and slow.
Flight: May-August in Georgia, throughout the year in Florida. Number of broods has not been determined.
Caterpillar Hosts: Annual glassworts (Salicornia species) in the goosefood family (Chenopodiaceae).
Adult Food: In Florida, nectar from palmetto palm and saltwort (Batis maritima) flowers.
Habitat: Near saltwater in coastal marshes and tidal flats.
Range: South Carolina south along the Atlantic coastal plain to both coasts of Florida and the Keys, west along the Gulf Coast to Louisiana. Occasionally strays to Texas and inland.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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March 02, 2017 Sue Allie Brevard County, Florida, United States March 09, 2017 Details
October 29, 2016 Dave Patton Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States November 02, 2016 Details
July 27, 2016 ncrosbyrd Glynn County, Georgia, United States September 13, 2016 Details
March 18, 2016 ncrosbyrd Monroe County, Florida, United States March 25, 2016 Details
April 21, 2012 Martin and Sara Galveston County, Texas, United States September 15, 2015 Details
July 10, 2015 Ron Smith Pinellas County, Florida, United States July 26, 2015 Details
April 08, 2015 suzeye Brevard County, Florida, United States April 22, 2015 Details
July 09, 2014 Peggy Romfh Brazoria County, Texas, United States July 30, 2014 Details
August 04, 2013 Dave Patton Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States August 09, 2013 Details
April 17, 2013 BOGwalker Monroe County, Florida, United States May 09, 2013 Details
November 05, 2012 gaudettelaura@hotmail.com Monroe County, Florida, United States November 15, 2012 Details
November 25, 2008 Harry Forbes Calhoun County, Texas, United States August 15, 2012 Details
May 26, 2012 Tommie Rogers Citrus County, Florida, United States June 15, 2012 Details
April 24, 2011 Steve Coleman Wakulla County, Florida, United States September 11, 2011 Details
August 08, 2010 jrfleullan Glynn County, Georgia, United States May 23, 2011 Details
April 25, 2011 fitzclarke@bellsouth.net Chatham County, Georgia, United States May 03, 2011 Details
November 15, 2010 Lois Stacey Brevard County, Florida, United States February 04, 2011 Details
October 28, 2007 rseidler (Rosemary Seidler) Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States January 01, 2011 Details
October 28, 2007 legacy.reporter (Rosemary Seidler) Cameron Parish, Louisiana, United States January 01, 2011 Details
September 07, 2009 legacy.reporter (Steve Coleman) Franklin County, Florida, United States October 13, 2009 Details
September 05, 2009 legacy.reporter (Steve Coleman) Wakulla County, Florida, United States October 13, 2009 Details
July 26, 2008 legacy.reporter (Brian Ahearn) Citrus County, Florida, United States September 24, 2008 Details
June 13, 2002 kgardner (Karl R. Gardner) Charleston County, South Carolina, United States July 25, 2008 Details
April 22, 2008 legacy.reporter (Terry Moore) Seminole County, Florida, United States June 17, 2008 Details
July 29, 2006 mikelchap (Mike Chapman) McIntosh County, Georgia, United States August 30, 2007 Details
June 09, 2007 mikelchap (Mike Chapman) Liberty County, Georgia, United States August 30, 2007 Details
July 24, 2004 legacy.reporter (Bev Hansen) Hernando County, Florida, United States August 30, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mobile County, Alabama, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Brevard County, Florida, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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