Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1216664

Cherry Gall Azure
Celastrina serotina

Observation date: July 14, 2019
Submitted by: lizmcd
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I checked the same New Jersey Tea shrub where I'd found a similar caterpillar earlier. This time I managed to get 2 images of the same individual (dorsal & side views) which may help with identification.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: November 14, 2021
Coordinator notes: Given the food plant documented in this sighting, New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americana), I now think this is unlikely to be Callophrys augustinus. BugGuide has useful info that indicates this is much more likely to be C. serotina - see https://bugguide.net/node/view/45798 Thanks to the reviewers who caught this.
Checklist region(s): United States, Maryland, Garrett County