Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1331446

Northern Azure
Celastrina lucia

Observation date: July 06, 2022
Submitted by: Sometimes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jmgesell
Verified date: July 08, 2022
Coordinator notes: Fringe on wings checkered, along with darker, more pronounced submarginal HW markings c/w C. lucia. C. neglecta can be found up to about your latitude, however would be brighter white in color with less distinctive markings, as well as minimal if any checkering to the wing fringes, particularly the HWs. Schmidt and Layberry have a study helping to clarify the confusing topic of Ontario Azures from 2016. Here's he link to the article: https://zookeys.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=7882
Checklist region(s): Canada, Ontario