Celastrina neglecta (W. H. Edwards, 1862)
Status: Occasional resident
NENHP Rank: Not listed
Range: Eastern and central United States. Statewide in Nebraska but rarer in the southwest.
Larval Hostplant(s): Chokecherry and Dogwood flowers are the primary food sources although others are likely fed upon as well.
Broods/Flight Times: There are three to four broods in Nebraska where adults have been found from 26 April – 29 August.
Overwintering: As pupae.
Habitat: This butterfly is most often found along forest margins or treed roadways.
Avg. Wingspan: 15/16 – 1 1/8 inches
Notes: This Butterfly is quite variable in appearance across the state and the country. The genus Celastrina is under constant revision with species, subspecies and “forms” continuously being shuffled about.