Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1325128

Northern Azure
Celastrina lucia

Observation date: May 24, 2022
Submitted by: John Terpstra
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Warm sunny day - undergrowth in mixed birch poplar forest - butterfly observed possibly laying eggs near the growth tip of unknown plant
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: May 25, 2022
Coordinator notes: Interesting sighting. Based on the following article Jeff Gesell and I are pretty sure this is in fact C. lucia and not C. ladon or C. serotina - and it's too early for C. neglecta. Here's the article: https://zookeys.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=7882 Thanks - JRains
Checklist region(s): Canada, Ontario