Spring Azure Butterfly – 5/11/19
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 5/11/19
Observation Time: 11:00 a.m.
Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary
Common Name: Spring Azure butterfly
Scientific Name: Celastrina spp.
Comments: Spring azures are small butterflies that emerge in early spring. The wings are blue on top and white with dark specks on the underside. It’s hard to get a photo of the beautiful blue on the upper side of their wings because they typically close their wings, as shown in this photo, when they are not flying.
More Information: New Jersey Butterflies