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Subfamily Polyommatinae Swainson, 1827   —   Blues

Lampides boeticus

(Linnaeus, 1767)

Pea Blue

Introduced to Hawaii

Leptotes cassius cassioides

(Boisduval, 1870)

Cassius Blue

[= chadwicki], Windward and some
Leeward Islands

Leptotes cassius catilina

(Fabricius, 1793)

Cassius Blue

Culebra, Virgin Is. to St.
Martin

Leptotes cassius theonus

(Lucas, 1857)

Cassius Blue

FL, Bahamas, Greater Antilles,
Caymans

Leptotes cassius cassidula

(Boisduval, 1870)

Cassius Blue

[= striata], S TX, E & W Mexico
to Panama

Leptotes cassius

(Cramer, 1775) (BCS segregate)

Cassius Blue

Baja California Sur

Leptotes marina

(Reakirt, 1868)

Marine Blue

 

Leptotes perkinsae

Kaye, 1931

Perkins' Blue

Jamaica

Leptotes hedgesi

Schwartz & K. Johnson, 1992

Hedges' Blue

Cuba

Leptotes idealus

K. Johnson & Matusik, 1988

Ideal Blue

SW Hispaniola

Brephidium exilis exilis

(Boisduval, 1852)

Western Pygmy-Blue

 

Brephidium exilis yucateca

Clench, 1970

'Yucatan Peninsula' Western Pygmy-Blue

Yucatan Peninsula

Brephidium exilis thompsoni

Carpenter & Lewis, 1943

'Cayman Islands' Western Pygmy-Blue

Cayman Islands

Brephidium exilis isophthalma

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1862)

'Antillean' Western Pygmy-Blue

Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica,
Hispaniola

Brephidium pseudofea pseudofea

(Morrison, 1873)

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

 

Brephidium pseudofea insularis

Pavulaan & Gatrelle, 1999

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

 

Zizina otis otis

(Fabricius, 1787)

Lesser Grass Blue

Introduced to the Hawaiian
Islands

Zizula cyna

(W. H. Edwards, 1881)

Cyna Blue

 

Cupido comyntas comyntas

(Godart, [1824])

Eastern Tailed-Blue

SE Canada, E USA to E CO, N & NE
TX

Cupido comyntas texana

(F. Chermock, 1945)

Eastern Tailed-Blue

C & W TX, S NM, SE AZ, S to
Ecuador

Cupido comyntas sissona

(W. G. Wright, 1905)

Eastern Tailed-Blue

[= pacnowe], Baja to W WA + NE
OR, E WA, N ID, SE BC

Cupido amyntula montanorum

(Austin, 1998)

Western Tailed-Blue

 

Cupido amyntula amyntula

(Boisduval, 1852)

Western Tailed-Blue

Baja California Norte

Cupido amyntula nesiotes

(J. Emmel & T. Emmel, 1998)

Western Tailed-Blue

 

Cupido amyntula herri

(F. Grinnell, 1901)

Western Tailed-Blue

 

Cupido amyntula valeriae

(Clench, 1944)

Western Tailed-Blue

 

Cupido amyntula albrighti

(Clench, 1944)

Western Tailed-Blue

 

Cupido amyntula maritima

(Leblanc, 1985)

Western Tailed-Blue

 

Celastrina lucia lucia

(W. Kirby, 1837)

Lucia Azure

 

Celastrina lucia lumarco

Scott, 2006

Lucia Azure

 

Celastrina lucia

(W. Kirby, 1837) (C WA
segregate)

Lucia Azure

 

Celastrina echo echo

(W. H. Edwards, 1864)

Pacific Azure

 

Celastrina echo nigrescens

(J. Fletcher, 1903)

Northwestern Azure

 

Celastrina echo sidara

(Clench, 1944)

Rocky Mountain Azure

 

Celastrina echo cinerea

(W. H. Edwards, 1883)

Southwestern Azure

 

Celastrina echo

(W. H. Edwards, 1864) (BCS
segregate)

Baja Azure

 

Celastrina [echo] gozora

(Boisduval, 1870)

Mexican Azure

 

Celastrina ladon

(Cramer, 1780)

Spring Azure

 

Celastrina idella

D. Wright & Pavulaan, 1999

Holly Azure

 

Celastrina serotina

Pavulaan & D. Wright, 2005

Cherry Gall Azure

 

Celastrina neglecta

(W. H. Edwards, 1862)

Summer Azure

 

Celastrina humulus

Scott & D. Wright, 1998

Hops Azure

 

Celastrina neglectamajor

Opler & Krizek, 1984

Appalachian Azure

 

Celastrina nigra

(W. Forbes, 1960)

Dusky Azure

 

Udara blackburni

(Tuely, 1878)

Hawaiian Blue

Endemic to Hawaii

Pseudochrysops bornoi yateritas

D. Smith & Hernández, 1992

Antillean Blue

SE Cuba

Pseudochrysops bornoi bornoi

(W. Comstock & Huntington, 1943)

Antillean Blue

Hispaniola

Pseudochrysops bornoi escobioi

Schwartz, 1987

Antillean Blue

Puerto Rico

Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri

(W. Comstock & Huntington, 1943)

Miami Blue

S Florida, Bimini Islands

Cyclargus thomasi thomasi

(Clench, 1941)

Miami Blue

Great Bahama Bank

Cyclargus thomasi bahamensis

(Clench, [1943])

Miami Blue

Crooked I., Acklins I., Plana
Cays, Ragged I.

Cyclargus thomasi clenchi

(L. Miller, Simon & Harvey,
1992)

Miami Blue

Mayaguana, Gr. & Little Iguana,
Turks & Caicos banks

Cyclargus thomasi noeli

(W. Comstock & Huntington, 1943)

Miami Blue

Hispaniola and satellite islands

Cyclargus thomasi woodruffi

(W. Comstock & Huntington, 1943)

Miami Blue

Mona P. Rico, Culebra and vic.,
Virgin Islands to Leeward I.

Cyclargus ammon

(Lucas, 1857)

Nickerbean Blue

FL Keys, Cuba, Isla de Juventud

Cyclargus erembis

Nabokov, 1948

Cayman Islands Blue

Cayman Islands

Cyclargus shuturn

K. Johnson & Bálint, 1995

John & Tom's Blue

Jamaica

Cyclargus dominica

(Möschler, 1886)

Jamaican Blue

Jamaica

Cyclargus sorpresus

K. Johnson & Matusik, 1992

Surprise Blue

SW Dominican Republic

Cyclargus kathleena

K. Johnson & Matusik, 1992

Kathleen's Blue

SW Dominican Republic

Echinargus isola

(Reakirt, [1867])

Reakirt’s Blue

[= alce],

Echinargus huntingtoni hannoides

(Clench, 1965)

Huntington's Blue

Yucatan Peninsula to Panama

Hemiargus hanno hanno

(Stoll, 1790)

Hanno Blue

range uncertain, mainly S
America; ceraunus may be
conspecific

Hemiargus ceraunus astenidas

(Lucas, 1857)

Ceraunus Blue

[= zachaeina], C & S TX, E & S
Mexico to Panama

Hemiargus ceraunus gyas

(W. H. Edwards, 1871)

Ceraunus Blue

SW USA, NW Mexico

Hemiargus ceraunus antibubastus

Hübner, 1818

Ceraunus Blue

Florida (vagrant N), Grand
Bahama I.

Hemiargus ceraunus filenus

(Poey, 1832)

Ceraunus Blue

Cuba, Isla de Juventud, Caymans,
Grand Turk, Gr. Inagua, etc.

Hemiargus ceraunus ceraunus

(Fabricius, 1793)

Ceraunus Blue

Jamaica, Hispaniola, some Bahama
Islands (New Prov., etc.)

Hemiargus ceraunus watsoni

W. Comstock & Huntington, 1943

Ceraunus Blue

Mona, Puerto Rico, S through
Lesser Antilles to Grenada

Philotes sonorensis sonorensis

(C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865)

Sonoran Blue

 

Philotes sonorensis extinctis

Mattoni, 1991

Sonoran Blue

 

Philotes sonorensis

(C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865)
(Sierra Nevada segregate)

Sonoran Blue

Sierra Nevada Mts., CA

Philotiella speciosa speciosa

(Hy. Edwards, 1877)

Small Blue

 

Philotiella speciosa
septentrionalis

Austin, 1998

Small Blue

 

Philotiella speciosa bohartorum

(Tilden, [1969])

Small Blue

 

Philotiella speciosa purisima

Priestaf & J. Emmel, 1998

Small Blue

 

Philotiella leona

Hammond & McCorkle, 2000

Leona's Blue

 

Euphilotes [battoides]

(Behr, 1867) (high-elevation, C
& S Cascades)

Square-spotted Blue

[on Eriogonum marifolium], C & S
Cascades, OR, far N CA

Euphilotes battoides battoides

(Behr, 1867)

Square-spotted Blue

 

Euphilotes battoides argocyanea

Pratt & J. Emmel, 1998

Square-spotted Blue

 

Euphilotes battoides mazourka

Pratt & J. Emmel, 1998

Square-spotted Blue

 

Euphilotes battoides
panamintensis

Pratt & J. Emmel, 1998

Square-spotted Blue

 

Euphilotes battoides allyni

(Shields, 1975)

Square-spotted Blue

 

Euphilotes battoides vernalis

Pratt & J. Emmel, 1998

Square-spotted Blue

 

Euphilotes battoides
fusimaculata

Austin, 1998

Square-spotted Blue

 

Euphilotes battoides anasazi

Scott, 1998

Square-spotted Blue

 

Euphilotes glaucon glaucon

(W. H. Edwards, 1871)

Glaucon Blue

 

Euphilotes glaucon oregonensis

(W. Barnes & McDunnough, 1917)

Glaucon Blue

 

Euphilotes glaucon
australoglaucon

Pratt & J. Emmel, 1998

Glaucon Blue

 

Euphilotes glaucon comstocki

(Shields, 1975)

Glaucon Blue

 

Euphilotes glaucon intermedia

(W. Barnes & McDunnough, 1917)

Glaucon Blue

 

Euphilotes glaucon

(W. H. Edwards, 1871) (Siskiyou
segregate)

Glaucon Blue

[nr. intermedia]

Euphilotes glaucon

(W. H. Edwards, 1871) (W
Cascadian segregate)

Glaucon Blue

W Cascades, Lane Co., OR

Euphilotes glaucon

(W. H. Edwards, 1871) (N
Cascades segregate)

Glaucon Blue

Mt. Hood, OR, Mt. Adams, WA, N
into WA Cascades

Euphilotes centralis centralis

(W. Barnes & McDunnough, 1917)

Central Blue

 

Euphilotes centralis hadrochilus

Pratt & J. Emmel, 1998

Central Blue

 

Euphilotes bernardino bernardino

(W. Barnes & McDunnough, 1916)

Bernardino Blue

 

Euphilotes bernardino
inyomontana

Pratt & J. Emmel, 1998

Bernardino Blue

 

Euphilotes bernardino minuta

Austin, 1998

Bernardino Blue

 

Euphilotes bernardino martini

(Mattoni, 1954)

'Martin's' Bernardino Blue

Hypothetical for Sonora

Euphilotes bernardino garthi

Mattoni, 1989

'Cedar Island' Bernardino Blue

 

Euphilotes ellisii ellisii

(Shields, 1975)

Ellis' Blue

 

Euphilotes ellisii basinensis

Austin, 1998

Ellis' Blue

 

Euphilotes ellisii
euromojavensis

Pratt & J. Emmel, 1998

Ellis' Blue

 

Euphilotes ellisii avawatz

Pratt & J. Emmel, 1998

Ellis' Blue

 

Euphilotes baueri baueri

(Shields, 1975)

Bauer's Blue

 

Euphilotes baueri orientis

Austin, 1998

Bauer's Blue

 

Euphilotes baueri

(Shields, 1975) (far N Great
Basin, northward?)

Bauer's Blue

 

Euphilotes mojave mojave

(F. Watson & W. Comstock, 1920)

Mojave Blue

 

Euphilotes mojave virginensis

Austin, 1998

Mojave Blue

 

Euphilotes stanfordorum

Opler & A. Warren, 2009

Stanfords' Blue

W Colorado, far NW New Mexico,
possibly E Utah; on E.
ovalifolium

Euphilotes enoptes enoptes

(Boisduval, 1852)

Dotted Blue

 

Euphilotes enoptes aridorum

Austin, 1998

Dotted Blue

 

Euphilotes enoptes bayensis

(Langston, 1964)

Dotted Blue

 

Euphilotes enoptes

(Boisduval, 1852) (N OR Coast
Range segregate)

Dotted Blue

Polk Co., OR

Euphilotes enoptes

(Boisduval, 1852) (Siskiyou
segregate)

Dotted Blue

Siskiyou Mts., NW CA, SW OR

Euphilotes enoptes

(Boisduval, 1852) (Cascades, low
elevations)

Dotted Blue

W ORE Cascades below 4000', also
SE WA Cascades

Euphilotes enoptes

(Boisduval, 1852) (OR Cascades,
high elevations)

Dotted Blue

ORE Cascades above 4000'

Euphilotes enoptes tildeni

(Langston, 1964)

'Tilden's' Dotted Blue

 

Euphilotes enoptes arenacola

Pratt & J. Emmel, 1998

'Sand Dune' Dotted Blue

 

Euphilotes enoptes smithi

(Mattoni, 1954)

'Smith's' Dotted Blue

 

Euphilotes enoptes dammersi

(J. A. Comstock & Henne, 1933)

'Dammers' Dotted Blue

 

Euphilotes enoptes cryptorufes

Pratt & J. Emmel, 1998

'Cryptorufes' Dotted Blue

 
 

Euphilotes enoptes opacapulla

Austin, 1998

Dotted Blue

 

Euphilotes enoptes primavera

Austin, 1998

Dotted Blue

 

Euphilotes enoptes langstoni

(Shields, 1975)

'Langston's' Dotted Blue