A little butterfly
Eastern-Tailed Blue is common butterfly in the Eastern US, but it’s so tiny that it escapes the notice of most people. They flutter around in grasses, often not flying above knee level. The upper side of the wings of the male of this species is a beautiful blue – the underside is pretty as well:
How tiny are they? From eyes to tail is approximately the width of a dime. The day I found this one, they were the commonest butterfly on the wing that day: I saw more than 20 of them. Next time you are out in a field look for a fluttery blue blur at your feet.