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Acmon Blue Butterfly - Plebejus acmon

The Acmon Blue Butterfly is feeding on nectar from Lotus scoparius, or Deerweed. The Acmon Blue Butterfly has multiple flights each year. Caterpillars are fond of Eriogonum species, Dudleya species, Lupine and Lotus species. The adults are often seen on these as well as the Milkweeds and Clematis. The Acmon Blue Butterfly is primarily a California species but can be found in Baja and Oregon as well

Acmon Blue, Plebejus acmon

Acmon Blue Butterfly - sipping nectar from Lotus scoparius flowers. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Acmon Blue open wings, Plebejus acmon

Acmon Blue Butterfly - with open wings on Deerweed. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Host Plants for the Acmon Blue Butterfly
Araujia sericifera * Bladder Vine, Cruel Vine, Moth Vine
Asclepias angustifolia * Arizona Milkweed
Asclepias californica * California Milkweed
Asclepias cordifolia * Purple Milkweed
Asclepias curassavica * Tropical Milkweed
Asclepias curassavica Red Butterflies * Red Butterflies Tropical Milkweed
Asclepias curassavica Silky Gold * Silky Gold Tropical Milkweed
Asclepias eriocarpa * Woollypod Milkweed, Indian Milkweed, Kotolo Milkweed
Aslepias erosa * Desert Milkweed
Asclepias fascicularis * Narrow Leaf Milkweed
Asclepias linaria * Pine Needle Milkweed
Asclepias speciosa * Showy Milkweed
Asclepias subulata * Rush Milkweed, Skeleton Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa * Butterfly Weed
Eriogonum arborescens
Eriogonum cinereum
Eriogonum crocatum
Eriogonum fasciculatum
Eriogonum fasciculatum Warriner Lytle
Eriogonum giganteum
Eriogunum grande rubescens
Eriogonum incanum
Eriogonum latifolium
Eriogonum umbellatum
Gomphocarpus fruticosus * Swan Milkweed, Narrow Leaf Cotton Plant
Gomphocarpus physocarpus * Family Jewels, Hairy Balls
Hoya carnosa * Wax Vine
Lotus crassifolius otayensis
Lotus scoparius