Plebejus saepiolus


 
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San Gabriel Mountains Blue
(Plebejus saepiolus aureolus)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

USA: California

 
local name:

San Gabriel Mountains Blue - USA

 
size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

 
This subspecies is now considered as extinct.

 
Island Blue
(Plebejus saepiolus insulanus)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Canada: Vancouver Island / British Columbia

 
local name:

Island Blue - Canada

 
size: ca. 2,8 cm (Wingspan)

extinction date: last seen in 1979

 
The Island Blue inhabited only the east-side of Vancouver Island. It lived only in areas with native clover, because the caterpillars of this butterfly required these native clover for food.

 
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