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Cupido comyntas

Common name: Eastern-tailed Blue

Feeds on these plants:

Agastache cana

Agastache foeniculum

Agastache mexicana

Agastache nepetoides

Agastache nepetoides

Agastache pallida var. pallida

Agastache rugosa

Agastache ‘Kiegador’

Anaphalis margaritacea

Asclepias angustifolia

Asclepias asperula

Asclepias curassavica
(sold as Silky Deep Red)

Asclepias curassavica
(sold as Silky Gold)

Asclepias fascicularis

Asclepias hallii

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias perennis

Asclepias purpurascens

Asclepias quadrifolia

Asclepias speciosa

Asclepias subulata

Asclepias syriaca

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias viridiflora

Bellis perennis
(sold as Tasso Mix)

Brassica juncea

Brassica napus ‘Napobrassica Group’
(sold as Long Island Improved)

Brassica napus ‘Napobrassica Group’
(sold as altasweet)

Brassica napus ‘Napobrassica Group’
(sold as laurentian)

Brassica napus ‘Napobrassica Group’
(sold as pike)

Brassica napus ‘Napobrassica Group’
(sold as red chief)

Brassica nigra

Brassica oleracea ‘Acephala Group’

Brassica oleracea ‘Acephala Group’
(sold as Flowering red)

Brassica oleracea ‘Acephala Group’
(sold as Flowering white)

Brassica oleracea ‘Acephala Group’
(sold as Georgia Southern)

Brassica oleracea ‘Acephala Group’
(sold as Lacinato Rainbow)

Brassica oleracea ‘Acephala Group’
(sold as Lacinato)

Brassica oleracea ‘Acephala Group’
(sold as Morris Heading)

Brassica oleracea ‘Acephala Group’
(sold as Vates)

Brassica oleracea ‘Acephala Group’
(sold as White Russian)

Brassica oleracea ‘Acephala Group’
(sold as Winterbor)

Brassica oleracea ‘Alboglabra Group’
(sold as Kailaan)

Brassica oleracea ‘Botrytis Group’
(sold as Andes)

Brassica oleracea ‘Botrytis Group’
(sold as Brocoverde)

Brassica oleracea ‘Botrytis Group’
(sold as Candid Charm)

Brassica oleracea ‘Botrytis Group’
(sold as Chartreuse Hybrid II)

Brassica oleracea ‘Botrytis Group’
(sold as Green Goddess Hybrid)

Brassica oleracea ‘Botrytis Group’
(sold as Ravella)

Brassica oleracea ‘Botrytis Group’
(sold as Self-Blanche)

Brassica oleracea ‘Botrytis Group’
(sold as Serrano)

Brassica oleracea ‘Botrytis Group’
(sold as Snow Crown)

Brassica oleracea ‘Botrytis Group’
(sold as Snow Grace)

Brassica oleracea ‘Botrytis Group’
(sold as Snow King)

Brassica oleracea ‘Botrytis Group’
(sold as Snowball)

Brassica oleracea ‘Botrytis Group’
(sold as Violet Queen Hybrid)

Brassica oleracea ‘Botrytis Group’
(sold as Violet Queen)

Brassica oleracea ‘Botrytis Group’
(sold as White Corona)

Brassica oleracea ‘Capitata Group’

Brassica oleracea ‘Capitata Group’
(sold as Alcosa)

Brassica oleracea ‘Capitata Group’
(sold as Charmant)

Brassica oleracea ‘Capitata Group’
(sold as Cheers)

Brassica oleracea ‘Capitata Group’
(sold as Danish Ball Head)

Brassica oleracea ‘Capitata Group’
(sold as Deadon)

Brassica oleracea ‘Capitata Group’
(sold as Derby Day)

Brassica oleracea ‘Capitata Group’
(sold as Dynamo)

Brassica oleracea ‘Capitata Group’
(sold as Early Jersey Wakefield)

Brassica oleracea ‘Capitata Group’
(sold as Golden Acre)

Brassica oleracea ‘Capitata Group’
(sold as King Cole)

Brassica oleracea ‘Capitata Group’
(sold as Red Express)

Brassica oleracea ‘Capitata Group’
(sold as Red Meteor)

Brassica oleracea ‘Capitata Group’
(sold as Rubicon)

Brassica oleracea ‘Capitata Group’
(sold as Ruby Ball)

Brassica oleracea ‘Capitata Group’
(sold as Savoy Express)

Brassica oleracea ‘Capitata Group’
(sold as Savoy King)

Brassica oleracea ‘Gemmifera Group’

Brassica oleracea ‘Gemmifera Group’
(sold as Bubbles)

Brassica oleracea ‘Gemmifera Group’
(sold as Jade Cross E)

Brassica oleracea ‘Gemmifera Group’
(sold as Jade Cross)

Brassica oleracea ‘Gemmifera Group’
(sold as Long Island Improved)

Brassica oleracea ‘Gemmifera Group’
(sold as Oliver)

Brassica oleracea ‘Gemmifera Group’
(sold as Prince Marvel)

Brassica oleracea ‘Gemmifera Group’
(sold as Royal Marvel)

Brassica oleracea ‘Gemmifera Group’
(sold as Rubine Red)

Brassica oleracea ‘Gemmifera Group’
(sold as Valiant)

Brassica oleracea ‘Gongylodes Group’

Brassica oleracea ‘Gongylodes Group’
(sold as Blaro)

Brassica oleracea ‘Gongylodes Group’
(sold as Early Purple Vienna)

Brassica oleracea ‘Gongylodes Group’
(sold as Early White Vienna)

Brassica oleracea ‘Gongylodes Group’
(sold as Express Forcer)

Brassica oleracea ‘Gongylodes Group’
(sold as Grand Duke)

Brassica oleracea ‘Gongylodes Group’
(sold as Kolpak)

Brassica oleracea ‘Gongylodes Group’
(sold as Rapid)

Brassica oleracea ‘Gongylodes Group’
(sold as Triumph)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Arcadia)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Calabria)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Castle Dome)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Cruiser)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Dia Green)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Diplomat)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Early Purple)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Galleon)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Green Comet)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Green Goliath)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Green Magic)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Italian Green)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Packman)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Purple Peacock)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Purple Sprouting Late)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Small Miracle)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Spigariello Liscia)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Waltham)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Windsor)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as Zamboni)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as everest)

Brassica oleracea ‘Italica Group’
(sold as umpqua)

Brassica rapa

Brassica rapa ‘Chinensis Group’
(sold as Canton Dwarf Taiteki)

Brassica rapa ‘Chinensis Group’
(sold as Canton Dwarf)

Brassica rapa ‘Chinensis Group’
(sold as China Express)

Brassica rapa ‘Chinensis Group’
(sold as Chinese Pak Choi Green)

Brassica rapa ‘Chinensis Group’
(sold as Joi Choi)

Brassica rapa ‘Chinensis Group’
(sold as Mei Quing Choi)

Brassica rapa ‘Chinensis Group’
(sold as Pak-choy green)

Brassica rapa ‘Chinensis Group’
(sold as Taisai)

Brassica rapa ‘Napobrassica Group’
(sold as American purple top)

Brassica rapa ‘Pekinensis Group’
(sold as Minuet)

Brassica rapa ‘Perviridis Group’
(sold as Komatsuna)

Brassica rapa ‘Perviridis Group’
(sold as Mibuna Green Spray)

Brassica rapa ‘Perviridis Group’
(sold as Tah Tsai)

Brassica rapa ‘Perviridis Group’
(sold as mizuna)

Brassica rapa ‘Rapa Group’
(sold as Golden Ball)

Brassica rapa ‘Rapa Group’
(sold as Market Express)

Brassica rapa ‘Rapa Group’
(sold as Oasis)

Brassica rapa ‘Rapa Group’
(sold as Purple Top)

Brassica rapa ‘Rapa Group’
(sold as Seven Top greens)

Brassica rapa ‘Rapa Group’
(sold as Tokyo Cross)

Brassica rapa ‘Rapa Group’
(sold as alltop)

Brassica rapa ‘Rapa Group’
(sold as gilfeather)

Brassica rapa ‘Rapa Group’
(sold as just right)

Brassica rapa ‘Rapa Group’
(sold as purple top white globe)

Brassica rapa ‘Rapa Group’
(sold as royal crown)

Brassica rapa ‘Rapa Group’
(sold as scarlet queen)

Brassica rapa ‘Rapa Group’
(sold as shogoin)

Brassica rapa ‘Rapa Group’
(sold as topper)

Brassica rapa ‘Rapa Group’
(sold as white knight)

Brassica rapa ‘Rapa Group’
(sold as white lady)

Centaurea solstitialis

Daucus carota

Echinacea angustifolia

Echinacea paradoxa

Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea sanguinea

Echinacea tennesseensis

Echinacea
(sold as Big Sky Harvest Moon)

Echinacea
(sold as Big Sky Yellow)

Fragaria vesca
(sold as Ornamental)

Gazania hybrid

Gazania linearis

Gazania ‘Daybreak’

Gazania
(sold as Chansonette)

Gomphrena globosa

Lantana camara
(sold as Carlos)

Lantana camara
(sold as Landmark Peach Sunrise)

Lantana camara
(sold as Landmark Pink Dawn)

Lantana hirta

Lantana hybrid
(sold as New Gold)

Lantana involucrata

Lantana montevidensis

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as Confetti)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as Lavender Trailing)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as New Gold)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as orange)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as white)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as yellow)

Lantana ‘Silver Mound’

Lathyrus latifolius

Lathyrus nervosus

Lathyrus niger

Persicaria bistorta

Phyla nodiflora

Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Autumn Colors’

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Indian Summer’

Rudbeckia hirta
(sold as Becky Series)

Rudbeckia hirta
(sold as Cordoba)

Securigera varia

Sedum acre

Sedum aizoon

Sedum album

Sedum anglicum
(sold as gray)

Sedum anglicum
(sold as green)

Sedum caeruleum

Sedum dasphyllum

Sedum dendroideum

Sedum kamtschaticum var. floriferum ‘Weinhenstephaner Gold’

Sedum kamtschaticum

Sedum kamtschaticum
(sold as Akebono)

Sedum lineare ‘Variegatum’

Sedum lucidum

Sedum morganianum

Sedum niveum

Sedum pachyphyllum

Sedum rubrotinctum

Sedum rupestre

Sedum rupestre
(sold as Blue Spruce)

Sedum sieboldii

Sedum species

Sedum spurium

Sedum telephium

Sedum telephium ‘Bon Bon’

Sedum treleasei

Sedum ‘Matrona’

Sedum
(sold as Blue spruce)

Solidago californica

Solidago canadensis

Solidago flexicaulis

Solidago multiradiata

Solidago nultiradiata

Solidago rigida

Solidago rugosa

Solidago spectabilis

Solidago ‘Crown Of Rays’

Symphyotrichum chilense

Symphyotrichum dumosum

Symphyotrichum ericoides

Symphyotrichum henersonii

Symphyotrichum lateriflium

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Symphyotrichum praealtum

Symphyotrichum puniceum

Symphyotrichum spathulatum

Tagetes patula

Taraxacum officinale

Trifolium hybridum

Trifolium incarnatum

Trifolium pratense

Trifolium repens

Trifolium repens
(sold as Atropurpureum)

Trifolium rubens

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena hastata

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Quartz scarlet)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Purple & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Red & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Sky Blue & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Tapien Pink)

Verbena lilacina

Verbena rigida 'polaris'

Verbena rigida polaris

Verbena rigida

Verbena stricta

Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Cherry Red)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Light Pink)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Pearl)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Raspberry)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec White Magic)

Verbena
(sold as Babylon Deep Pink)

Verbena
(sold as Sparkler Purple & White)

Verbena
(sold as Sparkler Sky Blue & White)

Verbena
(sold as Tukana White)

Verbena
(sold as x hybrida Taylortown Red)

Verbesina encelioides

Verbesina virginica

Vicia benghalensis

Vicia caroliniana

Vicia villosa

Cupido comyntas, the Eastern-tailed Blue, can be found in numerous states in all regions of the country.
Favorite nectar plants include: Allium, Asclepias, Lantana, Taraxacum, and Verbena
USDA Growing Zones for these plants include: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

CC 2.0 image courtesy of
Judy Gallagher