Western Pygmy-Blue Brephidium exile

A common western species that is two-toned and tiny blue. Has an eastern counterpart on the Gulf and Atlantic coastlines in salt marshes. This species wanders. Looks like a tiny moth when seen. Often in large numbers in nectar areas in the west and southwest.

Eastern Pygmy-Blue Brephidium isophthalma

The Eastern Pygmy-Blue from Florida. The range only overlaps in coastal Texas so usually you have one Pygmy or the other in your local area. Note how much more silvery the Western is. The Eastern just appears browner overall.