Karner Blue Butterfly

New Hampshire State Butterfly

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Karner blue butterfly

Karner blue butterfly; photo by Joel Trick / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest Region on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Karner Blue Butterfly

The endangered karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) was designated as the official state butterfly of New Hampshire in 1992. Also called the melissa blue, the karner blue butterfly is found in small isolated colonies in New Hampshire and elsewhere.

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Images

Karner blue butterfly photo by Phil Delphey / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -Midwest Region on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Karner blue butterfly

Videos

Karner Blue Butterflies