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Northern Spring Azure - Celastrina lucia
[Northern Spring Azure image]
Northern Spring Azure - Pockwock, NS - 2004-05-13
Photo © Peter Payzant
Status in Nova Scotia
Abundant.

Flight Period
Early April to end of August.

Habitat
Edges of woodlands, open woodlands, city parks, weedy fields

Larval Foodplants
a wide variety of flowering shrubs but also cherry galls

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
none

Notes
See this article by Schmidt and Layberry published 26 April 2016 which demonstrates that all Celastrina in the Maritimes are Northern Spring Azure (referred to by them as Northern Azure).

Northern Spring Azure - Peggy's Cove, NS, 2008-07-01
Northern Spring Azure - Peggy's Cove, NS - 2008-07-01
2008-07-01
Photo © Phil Schappert
Northern Spring Azure - Pockwock Road, NS, 2011-05-27
Northern Spring Azure - Pockwock Road, NS - 2011-05-27
2011-05-27
Photo © Phil Schappert
Northern Spring Azure - Pockwock Road, 2013-05-31
Northern Spring Azure - Female ovipositing on Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago) - Pockwock Road - 2013-05-31
2013-05-31
Photo © Phil Schappert
Northern Spring Azure - Thomas Raddall PP, 2008-05-25
Northern Spring Azure - Male on leatherleaf, Chamaedaphne calyculata - Thomas Raddall PP - 2008-05-25
2008-05-25
Photo © Phil Schappert
Northern Spring Azure - Smiley's Provincial Park, 2014-06-23
Northern Spring Azure - Male on cherry sapling. - Smiley's Provincial Park - 2014-06-23
2014-06-23
Photo © Phil Schappert
Northern Spring Azure - Sambro, 2011-05-27
Northern Spring Azure - Sambro - 2011-05-27
2011-05-27
Photo © Dan Rolfe
Northern Spring Azure - Meadow Pond (Exit 5, Hwy 101 at Hwy 14), 2015-07-06
Northern Spring Azure - Larva on cherry gall - Meadow Pond (Exit 5, Hwy 101 at Hwy 14) - 2015-07-06
2015-07-06
Photo © Phil Schappert