Attributes of Celastrina neglecta

Summer Azure
Celastrina neglecta (W.H. Edwards, 1862)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Polyommatinae
Identification: Upperside of male powdery blue often with ill-defined white patch on hindwing. Female with much white scaling on both forewings and hindwings. Underside of hindwing pale gray or white with small black dots and submarginal dark zigzag line.
Wing Span: 15/16 - 1 1/8 inches (2.4 - 2.9 cm).
Life History: Caterpillars eat flowers. Chrysalids overwinter until flower late spring or summer.
Flight: One flight from June to October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Racemose dogwood, New Jersey Tea, and other plants.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Various habitats including stream valleys, powerline right-of-ways, gardens.
Range: Most of eastern and central United States as well as southern Canada.
Conservation: Not necessary.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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July 21, 2016 stephen stedman Moore County, Tennessee, United States July 21, 2016 Details
July 16, 2016 Doug Bruce Roane County, Tennessee, United States July 17, 2016 Details
July 15, 2016 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States July 16, 2016 Details
June 14, 2016 SkrentnyJeff Cook County, Illinois, United States July 11, 2016 Details
July 04, 2016 Doug Bruce Lincoln County, Tennessee, United States July 10, 2016 Details
June 05, 2016 srsstvs Fulton County, Georgia, United States July 09, 2016 Details
June 14, 2016 Mary Franceline Malone Powhatan County, Virginia, United States July 08, 2016 Details
June 16, 2016 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States July 08, 2016 Details
June 17, 2016 aarongunnar Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States July 01, 2016 Details
June 20, 2016 Ryan D. Larson Dane County, Wisconsin, United States July 01, 2016 Details
June 25, 2016 Bob Bouman Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States June 28, 2016 Details
June 25, 2016 CA Ivy Logan County, Arkansas, United States June 28, 2016 Details
June 11, 2016 aarongunnar Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States June 25, 2016 Details
June 13, 2016 Ryan D. Larson Dane County, Wisconsin, United States June 25, 2016 Details
June 09, 2016 PDunwiddie St Charles County, Missouri, United States June 14, 2016 Details
May 15, 2016 ncrosbyrd McIntosh County, Georgia, United States June 13, 2016 Details
June 10, 2016 Bob Bouman Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States June 12, 2016 Details
June 01, 2016 Sue Orlowski Botetourt County, Virginia, United States June 12, 2016 Details
May 28, 2016 CA Ivy (Jon C. Ivy) Logan County, Arkansas, United States May 30, 2016 Details
May 22, 2016 CA Ivy Benton County, Arkansas, United States May 24, 2016 Details
May 23, 2016 CA Ivy McDonald County, Missouri, United States May 24, 2016 Details
August 19, 2013 Trailmaker Jefferson County, Ohio, United States May 10, 2016 Details
August 16, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada April 28, 2016 Details
June 19, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada April 28, 2016 Details
March 26, 2016 SpadGuy Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States April 27, 2016 Details
March 30, 2016 wjshawiii Greene County, Virginia, United States April 27, 2016 Details
March 17, 2016 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States March 23, 2016 Details
May 31, 2015 stormyeyes99 Morris County, New Jersey, United States February 29, 2016 Details
September 19, 2014 mellielong Johnson County, Kentucky, United States February 19, 2016 Details
September 20, 2014 mellielong Lawrence County, Kentucky, United States February 02, 2016 Details
August 26, 2015 Bill Keim Queen Annes County, Maryland, United States January 29, 2016 Details
July 02, 2015 dpgbfly1 Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2016 Details
July 03, 2015 dpgbfly1 Kanabec County, Minnesota, United States January 28, 2016 Details
July 02, 2012 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States January 23, 2016 Details
July 02, 2012 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States January 23, 2016 Details
August 26, 2012 lilkriskattn Rhea County, Tennessee, United States January 23, 2016 Details
July 12, 2015 CA Ivy (Jon C. Ivy) Adair County, Oklahoma, United States December 10, 2015 Details
July 12, 2014 Robert Morin Quebec, Canada December 04, 2015 Details
July 25, 2014 doris potter Quebec, Canada December 04, 2015 Details
September 15, 2015 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States October 02, 2015 Details
September 19, 2015 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States October 02, 2015 Details
September 18, 2015 K Stilwell Russell County, Virginia, United States October 02, 2015 Details
June 01, 2013 rosenthal.k Arlington County, Virginia, United States October 02, 2015 Details
June 20, 2015 wayne13114 Oswego County, New York, United States September 25, 2015 Details
September 13, 2015 aarongunnar Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States September 22, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 EPIMEDIUM McHenry County, Illinois, United States September 17, 2015 Details
August 23, 2015 Kzfisherman McHenry County, Illinois, United States September 17, 2015 Details
September 02, 2015 commentator Ontario, Canada September 14, 2015 Details
September 07, 2015 Doug Bruce Perry County, Tennessee, United States September 11, 2015 Details
August 26, 2015 Cathy110 James City County, Virginia, United States September 10, 2015 Details