Eastern Tailed-Blue Cupido comyntas (Godart, [1824])  Synonyms: ETB, Everes comyntas.

Status:

One of Maryland's most common butterflies that can be found throughout the state. Flies from early April through October.

Where to find:

Look for this diminutive butterfly nectaring on clover or other flowers in any open area across the state. Often found in lawns and urban areas.

Relationships:

Host plants include various species in the Pea Family (Fabaceae) including Red Clover, White Clover, and Bird Vetch (Bugguide).

There are 875 records in the project database.

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An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Cecil Co., Maryland (9/22/2015). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/7/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Howard Co., Maryland (9/11/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/25/2014). Photo by Wendy R. Fredericks. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/4/2016). Photo by Andy Wilson. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/10/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/11/2016). Photo by Andy Wilson. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Howard Co, Maryland (6/2/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/24/2014). Photo by Mike Hudson. (MBP list)

Eastern Tailed-Blues mating in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/3/2016). Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Howard Co., Maryland (7/19/2014). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/28/2015). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/25/2013). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue at Greenbury Point, Maryland (6/4/2011). The tails are a give-away to identifying this small blue butterfly in Maryland. Photo by Dan Haas. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/28/2016). Photo by Andy Wilson. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Kent Co., Maryland (9/5/2014). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue, Beltsville, Maryland (7/2012). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue at the Jemicy Upper School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/28/2015). Photo by P. Merz. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/11/2013). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Baltimore City, Maryland (9/22/2014). Photo by Pauline Horn. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/1/2005). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/1/2005). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue found by stundents at Jemicy School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/31/2014). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

An Eastern Tailed-Blue in Howard Co., Maryland (6/17/2017). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)


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