While it has a "tail-like" projection from its hindwing, the Eastern tailed blue is not a "hairstreak." Males have light blue dorsal wing surfaces, and females have deep rich "charcoal" colored dorsal wing surfaces.
Habitat and Habits
The Eastern tailed blue can be found in all habitats except the deep woods. It is found in all 88 Ohio counties.
Reproduction and Care of the Young
The larvae of the Eastern tailed blue feed on legumes like bush clover, where the eggs are laid on the flower buds and stems.