Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Spring azure

Celastrina laden
April 26, 2016
This pale blue beauty fluttering along elfin creek.

I read in 'The Butterflies of Canada';
'It hibernates as a pupa , with the adult emerging in early spring. 
The larvae feed on a wide variety of usually white-flowering trees and shrubs.'
And indeed close to where i spotted the butterfly, are high-bush cranberries (Viburnum) and red-osier dogwood (Cornus) and along the lake a little farther are blueberries (Vaccinium).

and April 24, 2017
blue china swamp, same place every time i went there for a few weeks.

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