Attributes of Plebejus glandon

Arctic Blue
Plebejus glandon (de Prunner, 1798)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Polyommatinae
Identification: Geographically variable. Upperside of male gray-blue, female orange-brown; both sexes with dark cell spots on both wings. Underside hindwing with postmedian black spots lacking or enclosed by white patches.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 inches (2.2 - 2.6 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid singly on leaves, bracts, or sepals of the host plant. Caterpillars or chrysalids hibernate.
Flight: One brood from early May to late September, mainly June-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Possibly Diapensia lapponica, Dodecatheon, and Androsace septentionalis.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Bogs, tundra, gravelly hills, alpine fell-fields, and subalpine meadows.
Range: Holarctic. Alaska east to Newfoundland, south through the mountains of the West to Washington, northern Arizona, and northern New Mexico.
Conservation: Not usually of conservation concern.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Study conservation needs and implement if necessary.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
August 07, 2014 davidwdroppers Skagit County, Washington, United States August 13, 2014 Details
July 06, 2014 janazak Yukon Territory, Canada July 19, 2014 Details
August 07, 2013 wvbirder Clallam County, Washington, United States March 08, 2014 Details
July 24, 2013 J_Martineau Albany County, Wyoming, United States February 12, 2014 Details
August 04, 2013 davidwdroppers Snohomish County, Washington, United States September 01, 2013 Details
July 27, 2013 bellinca Okanogan County, Washington, United States August 19, 2013 Details
July 11, 2013 sagebird52 Albany County, Wyoming, United States August 02, 2013 Details
July 07, 1989 legacy.reporter (J. R. Reed) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 20, 2007 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Apache County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
September 06, 2011 MCToshack Pierce County, Washington, United States June 28, 2012 Details
August 12, 2011 Nancy Lea Sandy Natrona County, Wyoming, United States May 16, 2012 Details
August 14, 2011 J_Martineau Johnson County, Wyoming, United States December 17, 2011 Details
August 22, 2011 J_Martineau Park County, Wyoming, United States December 17, 2011 Details
June 10, 2011 Matt ODonnell Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States September 11, 2011 Details
June 10, 2011 Matt ODonnell Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States September 11, 2011 Details
June 07, 2011 Matt ODonnell Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States August 08, 2011 Details
July 20, 2008 plex1ppus Flathead County, Montana, United States April 08, 2011 Details
June 05, 1989 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 06, 1993 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 06, 1989 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 08, 1989 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 06, 1993 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 12, 1973 legacy.reporter (Charles Sekerman) Apache County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 18, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Fremont County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 16, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Madison County, Montana, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 14, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Okanogan County, Washington, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 19, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Teton County, Wyoming, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 20, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Teton County, Wyoming, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 20, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Teton County, Wyoming, United States December 31, 2010 Details
June 16, 2010 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 23, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Summit County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 07, 1989 legacy.reporter (Ray E. Stanford) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 28, 2009 Details
June 24, 1999 legacy.reporter (JLH) North Slope Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 28, 1995 legacy.reporter (F/P) Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 22, 1997 legacy.reporter (F/P) Denali Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
July 07, 1996 legacy.reporter (KWP) Denali Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
July 07, 1984 legacy.reporter (JC Riotee) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States January 07, 2008 Details
August 15, 2007 legacy.reporter (Al Wagar) Skagit County, Washington, United States October 01, 2007 Details
June 09, 2007 legacy.reporter (Jennifer Sanders) Colfax County, New Mexico, United States June 12, 2007 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Alaska, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Apache County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Apache County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Greenlee County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Moffat County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Rio Blanco County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Garfield County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mesa County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Delta County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Montrose County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details