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Need a butterfly pix, please.

Can somebody post a picture of a Karner's Blue butterfly? And how big are they (U.S. measurements)? I saw a pale blue thing about 3/4" across, no bigger than the tip of my finger and was wondering.
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According to this educational page about the [url=https://www.nweco.com/Karner_Blue.htm]Karner Blue butterfly[/url], they're about the size of a quarter. Lots of images and descriptive information on that page.

Down at the bottom of the page, it shows comparisons with other blueish butterflies of similar size. :)

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Thanks! It wasn't a Karner Blue because it was about the size of a dime and had white undersides, no dots or borders. A moth, perhaps? hmmm.
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Here is a photo that I took the other day. This butterfly is more like the size of a dime or slightly bigger when the wings are together. It is kind of hard to get a photo of them with the wings open. Don't know if this is the right butterfly but is pale powder blue. Kind of a nervous flier so requires more patience than I have to get a good photo.



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Try Butterflies and Moths of North America at https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org
Huh? It's not working at the moment, but it should. There's a database listing for each state by county.

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I'm leaning more toward one of the "azure" types. It was on a spirea and only for a few seconds, so I couldn't ask any questions... Smooth wings, no spots or stripes that I noticed, pale powder blue on top, silvery-white undersides; that was about all I had time to notice.
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You can also try posting the photo on a website at https://www.whatsthatbug.com
it was started by a couple of teachers who wanted to help students to identify bugs. They have photos of thousands of bugs of any type.
They have a couple resident experts now, that can help with identification.

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