Attributes of Celastrina neglectamajor

Appalachian Azure
Celastrina neglectamajor Opler & Krizek, 1984

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Polyommatinae
Identification: Upperside of male all blue. Female without much white scaling on hindwing. Underside of hindwing mostly chalky white with submarginal row reduced to 1 or 3 distinct black spots.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 inches (3.2 - 3.9 cm).
Life History: Caterpillars eat flowers.
Flight: One flight from May-June in the Appalachians.
Caterpillar Hosts: Bugbane (Cimicifuga racemosa).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Rich, deciduous woods, especially near streams.
Range: Central and southern Appalachians from southern Pennsylvania south to northern Georgia. Isolated populations in southwest Missouri, eastern Tennessee, central Kentucky, and southern Ohio.
Conservation: Habitat may be threatened by the spread of garlic mustard (Alliaria officinalis).
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Survey habitats and protect them from alteration and exotic plants.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
May 12, 2012 jrfleullan Georgia, Union County, United States November 27, 2012 Details
July 10, 2011 Michael Lanzone Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States August 26, 2011 Details
June 15, 2011 coreyhusic Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States August 08, 2011 Details
June 09, 1997 legacy.reporter (DeMasi, V. O.) Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 06, 1997 legacy.reporter (Norris, S. C.) Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 30, 1961 legacy.reporter Haywood County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 24, 1969 legacy.reporter Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 26, 1972 legacy.reporter Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 31, 1988 legacy.reporter (H. Pavulaan) Swain County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 01, 1988 legacy.reporter (H. Pavulaan) Swain County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 06, 1995 legacy.reporter (HEL) Ashe County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 06, 1996 legacy.reporter (HEL,Carter) Haywood County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 11, 1997 legacy.reporter (D. Carter) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 20, 1997 legacy.reporter (HEL) Ashe County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 21, 1997 legacy.reporter (HEL) Ashe County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 12, 1997 legacy.reporter (TEH) Ashe County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 17, 1998 legacy.reporter (D. Carter) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 20, 1998 legacy.reporter (HEL) Watauga County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 22, 1998 legacy.reporter (D. Carter) Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 24, 1998 legacy.reporter (D. Carter) Yancey County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
April 27, 1999 legacy.reporter (L Williams) Graham County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
April 29, 1999 legacy.reporter (S. Brady) Graham County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 12, 1999 legacy.reporter (S. Brady) Graham County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 26, 1999 legacy.reporter (P. Haywood) Macon County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 03, 1999 legacy.reporter (S. Brady) Swain County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 08, 1999 legacy.reporter (HEL) Watauga County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
April 29, 2000 legacy.reporter (C. Kessler) Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
April 30, 2000 legacy.reporter (HEL) Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 07, 2000 legacy.reporter (HEL) Caldwell County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 07, 2000 legacy.reporter (C. Kessler) Yancey County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 26, 2000 legacy.reporter (S. Wood) Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 27, 2000 legacy.reporter (S. Wood) Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 04, 2001 legacy.reporter (R. Gatrelle) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 19, 2001 legacy.reporter (HEL) Watauga County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 30, 2001 legacy.reporter (C. Wilson) McDowell County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 05, 2002 legacy.reporter (HEL,Carter) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 07, 2002 legacy.reporter (HEL,Carter) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 11, 2002 legacy.reporter (HEL,Pippen) Haywood County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 12, 2002 legacy.reporter (HEL,Pippen) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 02, 2003 legacy.reporter (C. Marks) Haywood County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 30, 2003 legacy.reporter (J. Dole) Haywood County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 21, 2004 legacy.reporter (Gatrelle) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 01, 2004 legacy.reporter (G. Lankford) Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 12, 2004 legacy.reporter (M. Johns) Swain County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 26, 2004 legacy.reporter (HEL,Pippen) Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 21, 2005 legacy.reporter (HEL,Pippen) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 22, 2005 legacy.reporter (HEL,Pippen) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 26, 2005 legacy.reporter (Gatrelle) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 27, 2005 legacy.reporter (Gatrelle) Clay County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 30, 2005 legacy.reporter (T. Wilcox) Ashe County, North Carolina, United States May 01, 2011 Details