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Plebejus idas ssp. lotis Lintner

Lotis Blue (Plebejus idas ssp. lotis)

The Lotis Blue is a subspecies of the Idas Blue (Plebejus idas (L.)), a species that is actually quite widespread in the northern hemisphere including the Nearctic- as well as the Palearctic regions; this subspecies, however, was restricted to a small area in the Mendocino County of California, USA.

This form was not seen since 1994 and might now well be completely extinct.


Photo: Asa Spade

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edited: 23.04.2022