Marine Blue - Leptotes marina - female on host Plumbago
in my backyard garden in Long Beach, CA. August 29, 2008.
Marine Blue male at Caribou Creek near Big Bear, July 18, 2005.
I have come to not pay much attention to these common blues in the garden or on hikes (they seem to be everywhere I go), but this one was really fresh so I grabbed my camera and it posed for me for several minutes. July 13, 2019.
Marine Blue on host Plumbago in my garden. Sept. 7, 2008.
Marine Blue egg on host Plumbago in my garden. Oct. 3, 2008.
A tiny Marine Blue larva on host Plumbago, September 7, 2008. I got what I was hoping for when I put these plants in about a year ago: to attract the butterfly and watch the life cycle. I planted two of the fast-growing Plumbago and they quickly grew to pretty large bushes. They're very attractive to Marine Blues; I see several every day now.
A different Leptotes marina caterpillar - they can vary quite a bit.
One more just to show some variety.