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Philotes is a genus of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. Philotes is a monotypic genus containing only Philotes sonorensis, the Sonoran Blue or Stonecrop Blue, found in California, Colorado and northern Mexico. The habitat consists of rocky washes, outcrops and cliffs in deserts.
The wingspan is 22–25 mm. The upperside is silvery blue with red spots at the outer margin of the forewings. The hindwing of females also have red spots. Adults are on wing from February to March in one generation per year.
- Philotes sonorensis sonorensis
- †Philotes sonorensis extinctis Mattoni, 1991 (upper San Gabriel river wash in southern California)
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