Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1159856

Northern Azure
Celastrina lucia

Observation date: May 27, 2018
Submitted by: A_baldini
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Time: 11:15 a.m. Elevation: 7,131 ft. (upper foothills). General Weather Conditions: Mostly sunny, with a mild breeze. Observation Notes: These azures seemed to like flying in thinly forested areas, alongside marbles and spring whites. I'm far from an expert on the taxonomic history of the Spring Azure, but if I had to guess, I would say these are Northern Azures.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: June 27, 2018
Coordinator notes: Correct "guess." Northern Azure. We also have the "Hop Azure" and "Summer Azure." You can read about these on the BAMONA site. Mike
Checklist region(s): Larimer County, United States, Colorado