Glaucopsyche lygdamus palosverdesensis - Palos Verdes Blue
Female Palos Verdes Blue on host Lotus scoparius. Palos Verdes Peninsula, March 17, 2009. This one was more blue than other females.
Glaucopsyche lygdamus palosverdesensis - Palos Verdes Blue
Another female palosverdesensis, same day as above. This was my third year attempting to find and photograph this endangered subspecies of the Silvery Blue. The females tend to have less blue than ssp. australis females.
Glaucopsyche lygdamus palosverdesensis - Palos Verdes Blue
Ventral of the Palos Verdes Blue. Same day. This location has been planted with lots of hostplants - both this deerweed and the right kind of rattlepod - by volunteers. The ground color of the ventral side is slightly darker than ssp. australis, and it flies earlier (and faster!).
Glaucopsyche lygdamus palosverdesensis - Palos Verdes Blue
One more ventral, same day. This female Palos Verdes Blue was ovipositing.

©Dennis Walker