Spring Azure

The Spring Azure is a common little butterfly that belongs to a taxonomic group known as the “Blues”, so-called because the upper surface of the wing of males is bluish in color (due to reflected light). Unfortunately, this lovely attribute is rarely visible with perched or nectaring butterflies because the wings are typically held in an upright, closed position.

Spring Azure on Yarrow, an alien wildflower.

Photo by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.

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