Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1157980

Cherry Gall Azure
Celastrina serotina

Observation date: May 20, 2018
Date notes: morning after a steady, light rain - on the edge of mixed woods - only one and resting on non-flowering plants - Niskayuna, NY
Submitted by: weesie
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: only one was seen after a previously rainy day - mid 50's here in Niskayuna, NY, 12309 - resting on non-flowering plants and crawled onto my hand after trying to steady the leaf it was sitting on as it was a bit windy this morning
Status: Resident
Verified by: jmgesell
Verified date: February 28, 2022
Coordinator notes: Difficult ID amidst the confusing "Azure Complex." However...based on location, timing of sighting, and ventral pattern, C. serotina is favored.
Checklist region(s): United States, New York, Schenectady County