The Mission Blue is a blue or lycaenid butterfly subspecies native to the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States. The butterfly has been declared as endangered by the US Federal Government. It is a subspecies of Boisduval’s Blue
The Karner Blue (Lycaeides melissa, subspecies samuelis) was designated as the official state butterfly of New Hampshire in 1992. Also called the melissa blue, the karner blue butterfly is found in small isolated colonies in New Hampshire and elsewhere (NatureServe Conservation status: imperiled).