Status:  rare resident?

Flights:  1, Mar-Jun?


Distribution/known sites in Monterey County:   historical records only; no known sites or recent records


Habitats:  coastal dunes; open meadows, gentle slopes, sagebrush flats with stands of lupine

Host plants: lupines and milkvetch (Astragalus)

Adult foodflower nectar


Conservation: pops. in s. CA need assessment


Remarks: 

  1.   often flies with Boisduval’s blue

  2.   fem. duller, variable orange on wing margins

 
 

Arrowhead blue Glaucopsyche piasus

Life history facts


egg: laid on flower buds of host plant

larva: feed on flowers and fruit

pupa: hibernates

adult:  males patrol near host plant

awaiting photo