Spring Azure Butterfly – 5/11/19

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/11/19

Observation Time: 11:00 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Spring Azure butterfly

Scientific Name: Celastrina spp.

Comments: Spring azures are small butterflies that emerge in early spring. The wings are blue on top and white with dark specks on the underside. It’s hard to get a photo of the beautiful blue on the upper side of their wings because they typically close their wings, as shown in this photo, when they are not flying.

More Information: New Jersey Butterflies