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Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exile)
Empress Leilia with open wings
DESCRIPTION: WS=0.5-0.75" (13-19mm). Upper surface is orangish. Underside is orangish with white dashes and 6-7 iridescent spots.
Family Lycaenidae, Subfamily Polyommatinae.
NATURAL HISTORY: The smallest North American butterfly.
Empress Leilia with closed wings

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