Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1326623

Northern Azure
Celastrina lucia

Observation date: May 15, 2022
Submitted by: commentator
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: on violet
Status: Resident
Verified by: jmgesell
Verified date: June 04, 2022
Coordinator notes: Based on the location of the sighting, you’re correct in labeling this individual as C. lucia despite the lighter-colored HW and fringes. There are two forms, spring and summer - lighter individuals being of the summer C. lucia flight. A 2016 study by Schmidt and Layberry has been very helpful in ID’ing the confusing Ontario Azure Complex. -jmgesell
Checklist region(s): Canada, Ontario