Summer Azure Butterfly (Celastrina neglecta)
Copyright: Regina Cutter Edwards
The Summer Azure is a beautiful light blue butterfly that is enjoyable to watch as it flutters up and down among the plants. They are some of the smallest butterflies in North America.
As caterpillars, they have a symbiotic relationship with ants. While the caterpillars supply the ants with a sweet sugary substance from their abdomens, the ants protect the caterpillars from possible predators. This delicate little visitor would be a perfect guest in your gardens.
Copyright: Fred Miller
Copyright: Diane P. Brooks
Summer Azure Host and Nectar Plants
Host Plants for the Summer Azure: (What is this?)
Nectar Plants for the Summer Azure: (What is this?)
White Clover, and more
Summer Azure Facts And Information
Butterfly Family: Gossamer-wings (Lycaenidae)
Butterfly Subfamily: Blue (Polyommatinae)
Butterfly Wingspan: 1 in. to 1 1/4 in.
Butterfly Habitat: Woodland areas, wet marshes, fields
Similar To: Eastern Tailed-Blue, Spring Azure
Summer Azure Flight Range Map
Note: Map represents approximate butterfly flight range.