Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon)
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Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon cinerea)

General: Spring Azure Butterflies (Celastrina ladon) are small, sexually dimorphic, and change color during the year. Upperside of males blue, although it shows best when they are flying. Color lightens as the season progresses. Underside light gray with variable black dots. Females have black at outer edges of the forewing.

Taxonomy: Family: Gossamer-wing Butterflies (Lycaenidae); Subfamily: Blues (Polyommatinae).

Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon cinerea)

Distribution: Occurs throughout most of North America.

Comments: Celastrina ladon cinerea occurs on Mt. Charleston.

Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon cinerea)

Spring Azure; this butterfly was photographed at an elevation near 11,000 feet on the east face of Mt. Charleston. Unfortunately, the blue that was evident while the creature was flying does not show up in the photo.

Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon cinerea) Spring Azure photographed on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon cinerea) Spring Azure
Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon cinerea) Spring Azure

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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