Leptotes marina

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Leptotes marina
Marine Blue, Leptotes marina.jpg
Marine Blue, Leptotes marina (Underside).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Leptotes
L. marina
Binomial name
Leptotes marina

Lycaena marina
Leptotes burdicki

Leptotes marina, the marine blue or striped blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in from South America through Mexico up to Southern Texas, Arizona and California.

Marine blue (Leptotes marina).jpg

The wingspan is 22–29 mm. Adults are on wing from April to September in the north and all year round in south.

The larva feed on Astragalus, Amorpha californica, Acacia greggii, Dalea purpurea, Dolichos lablab, Galactia, Glycyrrhiza lepidota, Prosopis glandulosa, Lysiloma thornberi, Lathyrus odoratus, Medicago sativa, Lotus scoparius dendroides, Phaseolus, Wisteria sinensis and Plumbago.

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