Summer Azure

Celastrina neglecta (W. H. Edwards, 1862)

Family: Lycaenidae

Status: Occasional resident

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: Eastern and central United States. Statewide in Nebraska but rarer in the southwest.

Broods/Flight Times: There are three to four broods in Nebraska where adults have been found from 26 April – 29 August.

Larval Hostplant(s): Chokecherry and Dogwood flowers are the primary food sources although others are likely fed upon as well.

Habitat: This butterfly is most often found along forest margins or treed roadways.

Found at:

Overwintering: As pupae

Similar Species:


Common Name, Location, Photographer
Summer Azure – dorsal
Summer Azure – ventral
Summer Azure – dorsal
Summer Azure – ventral

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