Spring Azure Butterfly (Celastrina ladon)
Copyright: Diane P. Brooks
This lovely, little blue butterfly has more to it than meets the eye. It is unknown whether this is a single species or if there are multiple species that are all known as Spring Azures. They have many seasonal forms and in the north there may only be one brood, while in the south they fly all year.
Many also feed on different host plants. Depending on what is blooming, the eggs are laid on flowers and the caterpillars eat only the flowers and fruits. This is a complicated little butterfly that will be fun to watch through the years in research, as well as in our personal gardens.
Spring Azure Host and Nectar Plants
Host Plants for the Spring Azure: (What is this?)
Nectar Plants for the Spring Azure: (What is this?)
Dogbane, New Jersey Tea, and more
Spring Azure Facts And Information
Butterfly Family: Gossamer-wings (Lycaenidae)
Butterfly Subfamily: Blue (Polyommatinae)
Butterfly Wingspan: 7/8 in. to 1 3/8 in.
Butterfly Habitat: Various areas: marshes, woods, swamps
Similar To: Summer Azure
Spring Azure Flight Range Map
Note: Map represents approximate butterfly flight range.