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Species Celastrina neglecta - Summer Azure - Hodges#4363.7

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Polyommatinae (Blues)
Genus Celastrina (Azures)
Species neglecta (Summer Azure - Hodges#4363.7)
Hodges Number
4363.7
Season
The latest Celastrina. In the mid-Atlantic region, any azure flying after July 1 is very likely this species.
Food
Many trees and shrubs (mainly Rosaceae), especially Meadowsweet (Spiraea), Gray Dogwood (Cornus racemosa), and New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus).
Remarks
See updates by Schmidt & Layberry 2016 (1) and Pavulaan 2014 (2).
Internet References
Butterflies and Moths of North America species account and confirmed county record map.
Works Cited
1.What Azure blues occur in Canada? A re-assessment of Celastrina Tutt species (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae)
Schmidt, B. Christian & Ross A. Layberry. 2016. ZooKeys 584: 135–164.
2.A case of sympatric Celastrina ladon (Cramer), Celastrina lucia (W. Kirby) and Celastrina neglecta (Edwards) (Lycaenidae: Polyom
Pavulaan, Harry. 2014. The Taxonomic Report of The International Lepidoptera Survey. 7(7): 1–10.