Acmon Blue, Plebejus acmon acmon & California Buttercup, Ranunculus californicus
This butterfly and flower are found over most of California. The acmon blue is less than an inch
across with eyespots on the edge of the hind wing to deceive predators so that they take a harmless
bite of the wing instead of the head. The blue coloring in this one means it is probably a male as the
female is a more subdued brownish color.
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