Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 718472

Cherry Gall Azure
Celastrina serotina

Observation date: May 18, 2012
Submitted by: Appy-Brown
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Cherry Gall Azure visiting various unopened buds of dogwood shrubs (Cornus Sp.) {C. obliqua?). Ovipositing on dogwood 18 May. One ovum collected. Larva fed dogwood buds. Pupa 14-15 June.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Harry Pavulaan
Verified date: August 29, 2015
Coordinator notes: Great image of a female ovipositing. The phenotype and date agree for C. serotina in Vermont.
Checklist region(s): United States, Vermont, Grand Isle County