Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon)

High elevation species of western North America. Some subspecies (e.g. cassiope, see below) have been treated as separate species.
Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon rusticus)
Cottonwood Pass, Chaffee Co., CO
13 July 2016

Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon rusticus)
Cottonwood Pass, Gunnison Co., CO
12 July 2016

Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon rusticus)
Four Mile Creek, Teller Co., CO
11 July 2016

Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon rusticus)
Cottonwood Pass, Gunnison Co., CO
12 July 2016
Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon rusticus)
Cottonwood Pass, Gunnison Co., CO
12 July 2016

Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon rusticus)
Cottonwood Pass, Gunnison Co., CO
12 July 2016
Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon rusticus)
Horseshoe Mt., Park Co., CO
11 July 2016

Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon rusticus)
Florissant, Teller Co., CO
6 July 2016

Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon rusticus)
Florissant, Teller Co., CO
6 July 2016
Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon rusticus)
Florissant, Teller Co., CO
7 July 2016

Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon rusticus)
Florissant, Teller Co., CO
6 July 2016

Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon rusticus)
Florissant, Teller Co., CO
6 July 2016

Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon rusticus)
Florissant, Teller Co., CO
6 July 2016

Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon rusticus)
Florissant, Teller Co., CO
7 July 2016


Utah Arctic Blues
Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon) Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon)
Wasatch Mountain State Park, Wasatch Co., UT
14 July 2014


Montana Arctic Blues; Note the color balance was off on my camera during these photos.
Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon) Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon) Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon megalo)
Red Mountain, Lewis & Clark Co., MT
15 July 2015

Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon) Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon) Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon megalo)
Red Mountain, Lewis & Clark Co., MT
15 July 2015

Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon) Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon) Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon megalo)
Red Mountain, Lewis & Clark Co., MT
15 July 2015

Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon) Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon) Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon cassiope)
Goat Flat, Granite Co., MT
17 July 2015

Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon) Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon) Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon cassiope)
Goat Flat, Granite Co., MT
17 July 2015

Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon)
Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon cassiope)
Goat Flat, Granite Co., MT
17 July 2015


California Arctic Blues
Heather Blue (Agriades glandon cassiope) Heather Blue (Agriades glandon cassiope)
Heather Blue (Agriades glandon cassiope)
Saddlebag Lake, Mono Co., CA
17 July 2007
Heather Blue (Agriades glandon cassiope)
Saddlebag Lake, Mono Co., CA
17 July 2007

Heather Blue (Plebejus glandon cassiope, Agriades cassiope) Heather Blue (Plebejus glandon cassiope, Agriades cassiope)
Heather Blue (Agriades glandon cassiope)
Saddlebag Lake, Mono Co., CA
17 July 2007
Heather Blue (Agriades glandon cassiope)
Saddlebag Lake, Mono Co., CA
17 July 2007

Heather Blue (Plebejus glandon cassiope, Agriades cassiope) Heather Blue (Agriades glandon cassiope)
Saddlebag Lake, Mono Co., CA
17 July 2007

Heather Blue (Plebejus glandon cassiope, Agriades cassiope) Heather Blue (Agriades glandon cassiope)
Saddlebag Lake, Mono Co., CA
17 July 2007

Western Moss Heather, White Mountain Heather (Cassiope mertensiana)
Saddlebag Lake in Mono Co., CA
17 July 2007

This is reported to be the caterpillar host plant for Heather Blues.




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