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Identification: The adult has a pointed forewing with four silver white patches each separated by orange brown bands coinciding with the ante- and postmedian, discal, and marginal lines.
Wing Span: 2.0-2.4 cm
Flight: Late March to early June
Range: Southern California, Nevada, southern Utah, and western Arizona
Taxonomy Notes: None.
Pollinator Week was June 20-26, 2022!
Butterflies and moths are accidental pollinators of many flowering plants. While most species do not have special structures to carry pollen, they do brush against pollen and transfer it to other flowers.
Did you know? The Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas) flies close to the ground and uses its short proboscis to probe flowers of wild strawberry, white sweet clover, and other low-lying plants.