Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Celastrina
Species: ladon

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Mobile, Alabama
Barling, Arkansas
Cherry Valley, Illinois
Oakland, Maryland
Wiggins, Mississippi
, Newfoundland and Labrador
Glouster, Ohio
Lampasas, Texas
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Members' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 30, 2006, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

One of our smallest and yet most brightly coloured butterflies. They emerge in late April and stick around until mid-June when they are replaved by the very similar summer azure. The larvae are attended to by ants. Larvae most often feed on pin cherry, blueberry and Viburnum.

Positive

On Nov 6, 2009, LadyAshleyR from Oakland, MD wrote:

Lovely little butterfly, highly variable in markings.
Has a spring, and summer form.