Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 544032

Dusky Azure
Celastrina nigra

Observation date: April 11, 2011
Submitted by: Julius
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Two males at a puddle on a shaded 4WD road. Observed slaty gray back on both individuals as they flew from puddle to puddle. Within 100yds of large patch of Yellow Goatsbeard.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stephen stedman
Verified date: July 10, 2011
Coordinator notes: The photographs do not display dorsal features, but the observer is a careful field worker who describes the slaty gray upper surface of the wings (in contrast to the blue upper surface of C. ladon). The proximity of the foodplant also points to this i.d.
Checklist region(s): Polk County, Tennessee, United States