Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas, Everes comyntas)

Common to abundant throughout NC, although scarce in some parts of the coastal plain. Males are bright blue above and females are dark bluish-gray. There are many overlapping broods in NC, so adults may be found on the wing nearly continuously from March to November. Most scientists are now placing this species in the genus Cupido rather than Everes.
Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas) Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
Orange Co., NC
19 June 2003

Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas) Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
Duke Gardens, Durham Co., NC
10 Aug 2008

It was difficult to see in real life, but it looked like this female walked down the stem of this non-native legume after depositing the egg seen tucked in the flower buds.


Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas), Male
Durham Co., NC
11 Apr 2006
Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas), Female
Orange Co., NC
6 Jun 2006

Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas) Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas) Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
Female
Durham Co., NC
4 Sep 2005

Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas) Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas) Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas), Female
Orange Co., NC
5 Apr 2006

Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas) Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas)
Mer Bleue Bog, Ontario, Canada
7 Aug 2005
Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas)
Clay Co., NC
14 May 2005T
his was one of the smallest tailed-blues I've ever seen!

Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas) Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
Female
Orange Co., NC
19 Aug 2007
Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
Female
Orange Co., NC
19 Aug 2007

Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
Sandhills Game Landa, Scotland Co., NC
4 Aug 2016

Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
Sandhills Game Landa, Scotland Co., NC
4 Aug 2016

Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas) Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas)
Ashe Co., NC
12 July 2008

Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas) Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas), female
Durham Co., NC
11 Apr 2009

Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas) Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas), male
Madison Co., NC
9 Apr 2012

Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas) Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
Muscatatuck NWR, Jackson Co., IN
27 July 2015
Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
Muscatatuck NWR, Jackson Co., IN
27 July 2015

Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
Muscatatuck NWR, Jackson Co., IN
27 July 2015

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