Wester Pygmy Blue Butterfly - Brephidium exile
on the host Kochia scoparia
same family as Amaranthus and Chenopodium
but an invasive from Eurasia.

Otero County, New Mexico


Host plant Kochia scoparia and mature larva


Pre-pupal larva (9-29)                                                                           Pupa (9-30)

adult Western Pygmy Blue Butterfly - Brephidium exile,  eclosed on 10-5-15

Copyright - Robert D. Barber