Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly (Everes comyntas)
These small adorable butterflies are lovely to watch visiting flowers or moist areas. The males are a cobalt blue while the females are a more slate gray. They can be seen flying low to the ground or basking in the sun with their wings slightly open.
Unlike other butterflies, the females will lay her eggs on the host plants flower buds and the caterpillars will feed on them, along with the flowers and seeds. This dainty little butterfly is a delightful guest to welcome in your garden.