Gossamer Wings: Appalachian Azure
Celastrina neglectamajor

Appalachian Azure Sightings
Size: Wingspan ranges from 1.25" - 1.5"
Habitat: Steep wooded valleys and slopes
Occurrence Level: Rare
Flight Period: Early May to early June
Larval Host Plant: Black cohosh

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Appalachian Azure
Garrett County, MD. May 9, 2014

Appalachian Azure
Frederick County, MD. May 31, 2013

This Appalachian Azure was huge! Also, notice the chalky white color. It was found right near its host plant Black Cohosh.