Silvery Blue Glaucopsyche lygdamus (Doubleday, 1841)In need of conservation  -  S2 (State rare)  -  Western MD only    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Lycaenidae   >   Genus Glaucopsyche   

Status:

In Maryland Silvery Blue is restricted to the far western counties where its host plant Carolina Vetch is found. In Maryland Silvery Blue can be found on dry slopes especially in shale barrens.

Where to find:

Look for Silvery Blues on warm sunny days in April and early May.

Relationships:

Host plants include Carolina Vetch (Vicia caroliniana).

There are 65 records in the project database.

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Silvery Blue in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/23/2022). (c) jrcagle, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by jrcagle via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Silvery Blue in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/1/2005). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Silvery Blue in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/23/2022). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

A Silvery Blue in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/3/2013). Photo by Annette Allor. (MBP list)

A Silvery Blue in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/1/2005). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Silvery Blue in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/1/2005). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Silvery Blue in Green Ridge SF, Allegany Co., Maryland (4/30/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)(More of this species)

A Silvery Blue in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/14/2005). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Silvery Blues in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/9/2017). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

A Silvery Blue in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/21/2018). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Silvery Blue in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/28/2018). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)


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