Location: Merced, CA 95340
April 7, 2012 10:18 am
Last year, this butterfly was in my swimming pool. I got it out and let it sit in the sun for a few minutes and it was able to fly away. I don’t think I’ve seen one before, curious what it might be.
Signature: T. Tanioka
Dear T. Tanioka,
Your butterfly is the smallest butterfly in North America, the Western Pygmy Blue, Brephidium exilis, as you can see from this matching photo on BugGuide. Because of your rescue efforts, we are tagging you as a Bug Humanitarian.