All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Spring Azure Butterfly</strong><br><em>Celastrina neglecta</em><br>Spring City, TN<br>May 30, 2008
Spring Azure Butterfly
Celastrina neglecta
Spring City, TN
May 30, 2008
These little blue butterflies look similar to the Tailed Blues and Hairstreaks, but they don't have the orange false eyespots on the hind wings. These butterflies are commonly seen puddling in large numbers.
The host plants for the caterpillars of these butterflies include: Black Snakeroot, Dogwood (which this one is on), Blueberries, Meadowsweet, and Viburnum.