Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri Comstock & Huntington, 1943

Miami blue



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hemiargus thomasi bethunebakeri W. P Comstock & Huntington, 1943


Conservation Status

Last record: 1992

Rediscovered in 1999



Florida, USA


Biology & Ecology










Cannon, P. (2007). Rarest of the very rare: local photographer finds colonies of Miami blue butterflies. Keys Sunday, January 7 issue. Pp. 16-18.

Daniels, J. C. (2005). Species Profile: Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri. In Shepherd, M. D., D. M. Vaughan, and S. H. Black (Eds). Red List of Pollinator Insects of North America. CD-ROM Version 1 (May 2005). Portland, OR: The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Daniels, J. C. and T. C. Emmel. (2004). Florida’s Precious Miami Blues. Wings. Essays in Invertebrate Conservation 27(1): 3-7.

Daniels, Jaret C. and Sanchez, Stephanie J. (2006). Naturalists at Large: Blue's Revival. Natural History. 115(6?): 26-28, 75.

Kimball, C.P. (1965). The Lepidoptera of Florida. An Annotated Checklist. Arthropods of Florida and neighboring land areas. Volume 1. Gainesville: Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture.

Lenczewski, B. (1980). Butterflies of Everglades National Park. National Park Service, South Florida Research Center, Homestead, Florida. Report T-588.

Minno, M.C., and T.C. Emmel. (1993). Butterflies of the Florida Keys. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers.

Smith, D.S., L.D. Miller, and J.Y. Miller. (1994). The Butterflies of the West Indies and South Florida. New York: Oxford University Press.


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