Female Palos Verdes Blue on host Lotus scoparius. Palos Verdes Peninsula, March 17, 2009. This one was more blue than other females.
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.
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!).
One more ventral, same day. This female Palos Verdes Blue was ovipositing.