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The Smallest Butterfly in the World
The Spring Mountains in Nevada are home to the smallest butterfly in the world,
Western Pygmy Blue (Brephidium exilis).

I spotted this one back in the summer of 2006 near the mouth of North Canyon below McFarland Peak. I have seen them this summer already as well. Their wingspan ranges from just 15 to 19 milimetres.

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dmikiexcellent capture

dmiki

Voted 10/10

for something so tiny
Posted Mar 27, 2008 1:38 am

Anya JingleRe: excellent capture

Anya Jingle

Hasn't voted

Thank you. It was unbelievable how small he was. I also took some photos with my hand in them that day to show his size better.
Cheers.
Posted Mar 27, 2008 3:02 pm

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Anya JingleSubmitted by Anya Jingle
on Jul 4, 2007 1:20 am

Image ID: 307723
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Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W
Object Title: The Smallest Butterfly in the World

Image Type(s): Wildlife