Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1324546

Cherry Gall Azure
Celastrina serotina

Observation date: May 15, 2022
Submitted by: Jim Lowe
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jmgesell
Verified date: May 19, 2022
Coordinator notes: Time of year, bright white ventral wing surfaces, crisp appearing dark spots, and minimal checkering on the fringes would favor this species over C. ladon, C. lucia, and C. neglecta. Update: Further verification at the expert level also agrees this individual is suspicious for C. serotina, so I'll stand by my ID! -jmgesell
Checklist region(s): United States, New York, Tompkins County