Attributes of Plebejus neurona

Veined Blue
Plebejus neurona (Skinner, 1902)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Polyommatinae
Identification: Has no blue color. Upperside dark brown with orange veins and submarginal bands. Underside white with black spot pattern and red-orange submarginal bands.
Wing Span: 3/4 - 7/8 inch (2 - 2.2 cm).
Life History: Eggs are laid singly on leaves of host plant, which caterpillars eat. Second-stage caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: One or two broods from May-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Wright\'s buckwheat (Eriogonum wrightii) in the buckwheat family.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Rocky outcrops, hills, and ridges in the mountains.
Range: Very local in southern California County, Tehachapi Mountains, mountains of San Bernardino County.
Conservation: All populations are of conservation concern.
NCGR: G3 - Very rare or local throughout its range or found locally in a restricted range (21 to 100 occurrences). (Threatened throughout its range).
Management Needs: Monitor populations and study the effects of fire, grazing, and exotic weeds.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 07, 1965 legacy.reporter (unknown) Ventura County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 06, 2006 legacy.reporter (Kojiro Shiraiwa) Ventura County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 07, 1965 legacy.reporter (unknown) Ventura County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 06, 2006 legacy.reporter (Kojiro Shiraiwa) Ventura County, California, United States December 31, 2010 Details
June 26, 1976 legacy.reporter (Ron Vanderhoff) Ventura County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
June 19, 1976 legacy.reporter (Robert L. Langston) Los Angeles County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
June 27, 2008 legacy.reporter (Jeffrey Glassberg) Tulare County, California, United States January 07, 2010 Details
April 20, 2009 legacy.reporter (Paul Johnson II) Ventura County, California, United States January 06, 2010 Details
June 18, 1998 legacy.reporter (Jeffrey Glassberg) Ventura County, California, United States January 05, 2010 Details
May 27, 2000 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States December 17, 2009 Details
May 27, 2000 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States December 16, 2009 Details
July 04, 1983 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Tulare County, California, United States October 21, 2009 Details
July 06, 1983 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Tulare County, California, United States October 21, 2009 Details
June 20, 1992 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Tulare County, California, United States October 21, 2009 Details
June 05, 1999 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Tulare County, California, United States October 21, 2009 Details
July 06, 1992 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Tulare County, California, United States October 21, 2009 Details
June 24, 2000 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Tulare County, California, United States October 21, 2009 Details
May 20, 1999 legacy.reporter (Jack Levy) Tulare County, California, United States October 21, 2009 Details
May 09, 2007 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Tulare County, California, United States October 21, 2009 Details
July 24, 1995 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Tulare County, California, United States October 21, 2009 Details
June 12, 2002 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Los Angeles County, California, United States October 21, 2009 Details
May 04, 1999 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Ventura County, California, United States October 21, 2009 Details
June 11, 1987 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Ventura County, California, United States October 21, 2009 Details
June 29, 1975 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Tulare County, California, United States October 21, 2009 Details
May 22, 2002 legacy.reporter (K. Davenport, P. Opler) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
May 17, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
May 14, 1974 legacy.reporter (Gary File) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
June 02, 1974 legacy.reporter (Gary File) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
May 15, 1971 legacy.reporter (J. R. Mori) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
May 08, 1976 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
May 12, 1976 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
May 04, 1981 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
May 31, 1977 legacy.reporter (Michael Smith) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
May 14, 1988 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
May 05, 1984 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
May 20, 2001 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
May 23, 2001 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
May 04, 2002 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
May 12, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
June 05, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
July 11, 1975 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
July 13, 1977 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
July 10, 1984 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
July 08, 2000 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
July 01, 1976 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
September 05, 2005 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
May 06, 1980 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
May 30, 1960 legacy.reporter (John F. Emmel) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
August 26, 1974 legacy.reporter (Robert L. Langston) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details
July 19, 1971 legacy.reporter (R. L. Scharf) Kern County, California, United States October 20, 2009 Details