Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Azure Butterfly

summer azure butterfly (Celastrina neglecta)
While out weeding the flower beds on this hot humid day, I noticed a lot of azure butterflies out and about. Are these spring azures or summer azures? It is so hard to tell, and this is probably the crossover time period for the two species to appear. This small butterfly is seen here feeding on white clover, notice the proboscis extending into the flower; its wing is less than three quarters of an inch long.

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