Spring Azure butterfly – 4/29/12

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 4/29/12

Observation Time: 1:30 p.m.

Observation Location: Field near Gavins Pond Dam

Common Name: Spring Azure butterfly

Scientific Name: Genus Celastrina

Comments: This is either Celastrina ladon or Celastrina lucia. Spring azures are small butterflies that emerge in early spring. The wings are blue on top and pale white with black spots on the bottom. This specimen is worn, faded and probably nearing the end.

More Information: New Jersey Butterflies

Spring Azure Butterfly