Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Mountain region; ought to occur throughout the mountains, but records so far only from Buncombe County to the Georgia line, plus a new (2006) county record farther north in Mitchell County. Elevation range not well known, but does occur below 2000 feet and above 4000 feet.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: In the southern mountains, it is rare or uncommon, but may be locally numerous. Apparently very rare in the northern mountains, and it might be absent in some counties.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: A single brood; mid-April to mid-May. However, 2005 was an abnormally cool spring, and the species was recorded on several occasions as late as May 27.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.