The Fender’s Blue Butterfly (Icaricia Icarioides Fenderi) is a beautiful butterfly endemic to the Willamette Valley of northwestern Oregon, United States. The Fender’s Blue butterfly was first documented in the 1920s.
According to Wikipedia, the Fender’s Blue butterfly was described to science in 1931 by biologist Ralph Macy. He named it for his friend Kenneth Fender, an entomologist and mail carrier.
In January 2000, the Fender’s Blue butterfly was added to the Endangered Species List by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Fender’s Blue butterfly is a protected species in The Nature Conservancy’s Willow Creek Preserve in Eugene.