Butterflies are some of the most common insects found in our garden which vibrantly adds attractive colors to every landscape where they will visit. Attractive and alluring flowers combined with these glinting, colorful arthropods, your garden will surely become one of the most excellent stopovers in your neighborhood.
But finding such beautiful garden-life-adding organisms is not that easy especially if you are meticulously choosing the right combination for your floras. And of course, owning this featured butterfly on this article is one-in-a-million chance because this can be hardly found in the environment.
Considered as the rarest breed of butterfly, Palos Verdes Blue or scientifically known as Glaucopsyche lygdamus palosverdesensis has been believed to be extinct since 1980’s and not until it was sighted by Rick Rogers, Rudi Mattoni and Timothy Dahlum in the year 1994 in San Pedro , Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles, California.
Distinction between the two sexes of this butterfly is seen on their colors. Male has a silvery-blue and the female has brownish-gray color but both of them have dark spots surrounded by white rings on their ventral wings. This can be found mostly in its origin of rediscovery, Palos Verdes Peninsula.