Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1205617

Appalachian Azure
Celastrina neglectamajor

Observation date: May 20, 2019
Submitted by: Amanda Dorton
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found along the banks of the headwaters of the Russell Fork River. We collected the specimen in a butterfly net, took into the science lab to get photos, and then released near the capture site.
Status: Resident
Verified by: drerbium
Verified date: January 04, 2021
Coordinator notes: Based on location and flight date this is likely Appalachian Azure which is all but indistinguishable from Sunmer Azure. Would be helpful to know if Black Baneberry is in area.
Checklist region(s): United States, Virginia, Buchanan County