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Fender’s blue butterfly – Icaricia icarioides fenderi

Fender's blue butterfly - Icaricia icarioides fenderi

Icaricia icarioides fenderi, sometimes known as the Fender’s blue, is an endangered species in the United States. In the 1990s, the species numbered less than 1,500, but managed recovery plans have raised its numbers to as high as 25,000-30,000. (Photo credit: Candace Fallon, Xerces Society)

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