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Celastrina ladon

Genus Celastrina
Subfamily Blues
Family Gossamer-wings
All Massachusetts Species
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Occurrence   Statewide - resident [Both the Spring and Summer forms]
Abundance "Common to very common; maximum 153 (Summer form: uncommon to fairly common, max ?)"
Flight Period [Spring form: March 23 - June] [Summer form:July - October 5 (mainly July to early September)]
Notes [Spring: Several sibling species are possibly (likely?) involved in an azure complex] [ Summer: Considered a species (by some) or a summer form of Spring Azure]
Overwintering Pupa
More info Massachusetts Butterfly Atlas Website
More info Butterflies of Massachusetts Website

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Photo by Erik Nielsen - 6/14/2002
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Photo © Marj Rines - 6/18/1999

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Photo © Marj Rines - 4/15/2004
Dunback Meadow Conservation Area, Lexington
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Photo © Marj Rines

Form violacea

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Photo by Tom Murray - 4/29/2004
Oxbow NWR, Harvard

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Photo by Tom Murray - 6/15/2003
Harvard

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Photo © Marj Rines - 7/10/2001
Northeastern University Campus, Burlington
Form neglecta

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Photo by Erik Nielsen - 9/7/2003
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Form neglecta

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Photo by Eleanor Solberg - 8/7/2000
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Form neglecta

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Photo by Frank Model - 6/25/2004
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Photo by Frank Model - 5/22/2006
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Photo by Tom Whelan - 4/11/2006
Oxbow NWR, Harvard
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Photo by Barbara Spencer - 7/31/2007
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Form neglecta

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Photo by Frank Model - 5/8/2006
West Rock Ridge State Park, Hamden, CT
Form lucia
Ovipositing Female
Note egg.

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Photo by Frank Model - 4/12/2006
Norwottuck Rail Trail, Amherst
Form lucia

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Photo by Frank Model - 4/28/2007
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Amherst
Form marginata

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Photo by Frank Model - 2003

Form violacea

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Photo by Frank Model - 4/13/2006
Norwottuck Rail Trail, Amherst
Form violacea

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Photo by Frank Model - 4/20/2006
Norwottuck Rail Trail, Amherst
Mating
Form lucia X Form violacea

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Photo by Frank Model - 4/14/2006
Norwottuck Rail Trail, Amherst
Mating
Form marginata X Form lucia

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Photo by Frank Model - 7/25/2006
Blue Hills, Milton
Form neglecta

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