Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Tailed Meadow Blue: The genus was established by Karsch in 1895 and consists of only two spp. - this and C. cissus. I'm sure this butterfly inspired Karsch to call the genus Cupidopsis - literally "looking like Cupid" - from its glorious golden bow of the underside hind-wing lunules and the two arrow like tails.
See also C. cissus.