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Photo#45847
bumpy caterpillar host plant - Celastrina serotina

bumpy caterpillar host plant - Celastrina serotina
Port Franks Forested Dunes, Lambton, Ontario, Canada
July 6, 2004
Size: about 10 mm

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Moved
Moved from Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea).

Hosts and Habitats section discontinued

Moved

Moved
Moved from Late Spring Azure.

Moved
Moved from Azures.

Fantastik Fotos!
.... You could claim a second or third Lep if you determined what is doing the leaf mining and skeletonizing. It's probably a tiny moth (or two).

Could be
I'm not familiar enough with the flora in your area to say for sure.

It's found in the area and the leaves look similar (here's an example).

The inflorescence on your bush is looser and has very few flowers compared to most of the pictures, but not outside the range of variation.

Whether this is Ceanothus americanus or not, the hostplants listed seem to have similar white flowers in common, all blooming at the right time of the year: this butterfly is really into color coordination. The point being: it has the right look to be a Summer Azure host plant- so it probably is.

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