This Boisduval's Blue Butterfly is yet another one of our endangered species here in Oregon.
These butterflies rely on the wild Lupine flower to survive. Wild Lupine which is disappearing.
The two butterflies featured here were shot in two different parts of Central Oregon. One spot was the Ochoco Mountains, the other spot was Mt. Jefferson Wilderness area. Now the Ochoco Mountain spot was a short hike in, while the Mt Jefferson Location was a lot more of a hike and the trail had not been traveled much by people.
These shots of mine look as if both males, they stand out because of their pretty blue color. Both were found around water.
The Oregon State Web site lists these Boisduval's Blue Butterfly as