NATURE KNOWLEDGE: Spring Azure Butterfly

Spring Azure

These small butterflies are plentiful in May. Their wing span ranges from 3/4 inch to 1 1/8 inches.

After researching these beauties, I found that scientists report a separate Summer Azure species. I must keep an eye out for them. The summer variety are supposedly bluer and larger.

Since the greater number of flowers are yet to be, I find them predominantly on my driveway stones at our forest retreat in upstate New York.

They feed on the flowering parts of dogwood trees. I’m sure that those (above) are the legitimate Spring variety since I captured those images in early May several years ago. Watch for them near deciduous forests and meadows.

Click on the photos to magnify your view. They have the most beautiful delicate faces!

7 thoughts on “NATURE KNOWLEDGE: Spring Azure Butterfly

  1. suzicate 04/30/2012 / 2:56 pm

    Wow, they blend right in with the gravel!

    • sillyfrogsusan 04/30/2012 / 3:07 pm

      Yes and are quite quick and difficult to photograph too!

  2. P.S. I Love Soap Co. 04/30/2012 / 3:47 pm


  3. sillyfrogsusan 05/02/2012 / 5:42 am

    Butterflies would make amazing subjects. I’ve always enjoyed them and think the nickname “Flying Flowers” suits them. 😉 Well done!

  4. Deb Platt 05/04/2012 / 9:01 pm

    Their faces remind me of little elves. 🙂

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