Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta)

I first saw this butterfly with its wings folded, I thought it was a Spring Azure.

Later, when I saw the pattern on its open wings, I realized it was a Summer Azure. It’s rare to see one of these butterflies settle with open wings; this butterfly sat for some time like this.

Identification resources:
- West Central Georgia Butterflies by Michael Beohm: Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta)

- BugGuide: Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta)
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