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what AZURE - Celastrina

what AZURE - Celastrina
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
May 7, 2018
Size: 1 inch
in this site http://www.ontariobutterflies.ca/ Under coppers & blue's, Northern, spring & summer azure look like mine I think, Not sure which

Moved to genus
Probably C. lucia

Moved from ID Request.

 
Northern Azure
thank you. put that as the name in photo

This probably isn't C.ladon.
This probably isn't C.ladon. We still haven't mapped the range out completely in Ontario, but it doesn't appear to range as far North as Scarborough. For more info see: http://www.ontarioinsects.org/azures.html
Since that web page was compiled, surveys have not found C.ladon further North than Caistorville:
http://www.ontarioinsects.org/draw_map.html?species=s_1081_Spring_Azure_Celastrina_ladon&mapTEAtype=none

The underside of this individual is very chalky, but the dark "checkering" along the HW fringe indicates it is probably the Northern Azure (C. lucia). Further research is required before we get a more complete picture of what's going on with Celastrina in Ontario.

 
link for the northern azure i
link for the northern azure in that site. still can't decide which it is http://www.ontariobutterflies.ca/families/lycaenidea/northern-azure, I wish he stayed with it;s wings open long enogh to get. I did the spring & summers from a couple years ago & thought I id'ed them right or hope I did , The more googling I do the more like the spring azure it looks like but every site it doesn't make it this far north, Well we did have one heck of a wind on weekend, But it would make more sense for it to be a northern

Pretty sure it's a Spring Azu
Pretty sure it's a Spring Azure. Check the species out in Butterflies and Moths. One of the early emergents.

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