Atlantic Holly Azure (Celastrina idella)

Recently split from the Spring Azure complex, Atlantic Holly Azures in NC are found mainly in the sandhills and coastal plain. They're locally common and fly only in the springtime. Another commonly used English name for this butterfly is simply "Holly Azure".
Atlantic Holly Azure (Celastrina idella) Atlantic Holly Azure (Celastrina idella)
Bladen Co., NC
25 Mar 2007

As azures go, Atlantic Holly Azures are larger than Summer Azures and paler blue above than Spring Azures.


Atlantic Holly Azure (Celastrina idella) Atlantic Holly Azure (Celastrina idella)
Moore Co., NC
10 April 2004
Bladen Co., NC
25 March 2007

Atlantic Holly Azure (Celastrina idella) Atlantic Holly Azure (Celastrina idella)
Bladen Co., NC
25 March 2007
Bladen Co., NC
25 March 2007

Atlantic Holly Azure (Celastrina idella) Atlantic Holly Azure (Celastrina idella)
Bladen Co., NC
25 March 2007
Bladen Co., NC
25 March 2007

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