Early Spring Butterfly – Spring Azure

Early Spring Butterfly – Spring Azure

Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon)

Caterpillar Host Plants: Woody shrubs such as native flowering dogwood, blueberries, viburnums, New Jersey tea, and small blue-eyed Mary (Collinsis parviflora).

Thanks to Sam Jaffe of The Caterpillar Lab for photo permission of the Spring Azure caterpillar. Check out his other photos (they are spectacular) and educational programs at The Caterpillar Lab or on The Caterpillar Lab Facebook page. The Caterpillar Lab and Museum is based in Keene, NH.

Adult Butterfly Host Plants: Dogbane, New Jersey tea, blackberry, elderberry, ninebark, common milkweed and flowers of larval host plants.

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