Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1325154

Cherry Gall Azure
Celastrina serotina

Observation date: May 24, 2022
Submitted by: Jim Lowe
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jmgesell
Verified date: May 25, 2022
Coordinator notes: Azures this time of year can be a challenge for sure. I'm still calling this C. serotina (Cherry Gall Azure) based on location and timing, and overall general appearance - however the smudged spotting pattern is throwing me off a bit. Could be form "lucia" of C. serotina (not to be confused with C. lucia - Northern Azure). You should theoretically see numbers decrease from this brood during the next week or so, ending the C. serotina brood. The next peak in Azure numbers afterwards will be C. neglecta (Summer Azure).
Checklist region(s): United States, New York, Tompkins County