Easily identified by the two-toned underwing coloration and the recognizable pattern of spots, the western pygmy-blue is a tiny member of the gossamer-wing family of butterflies found commonly in the American Southwest and most of Mexico. This individual was photographed near the El Malpais National Monument in Cibola County, New Mexico.
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