WESTERN TAILED-BLUE, (Cupido amyntula)
A common western blue that flies from spring to fall with multiple broods. The is the western U.S. counterpart of the Eastern Tailed-Blue, Cupido comyntas. The butterfly can be difficult to separate from its cousin the Eastern Tailed-Blue where they overlap in range. The Western Tailed-Blue usually has less orange and is overall a lighter colored butterfly.