Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1202915

Northern Azure
Celastrina lucia

Observation date: April 21, 2019
Submitted by: rhedden
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rosslayberry
Verified date: April 21, 2019
Coordinator notes: The very heavy checkering on the margin of all wings makes it almost certainly a marginata form of Celastrina lucia. But my experience is only with Canadian specimens. I think that the same rules apply in the northern US, but possibly not. Please read https://zookeys.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=7882 for more on Azures. Ross Layberry
Checklist region(s): United States, New York, Rensselaer County