Tag Archives: Celastrina neglecta

Macro Techniques

I ran across a pair of summer azures, Celastrina neglecta, the other day, and was able to take a series of photographs.  I worked a little with the photographs, changing some of the camera settings, and I thought it would … Continue reading

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The Summer Azure

Summer azures have been uncommon this year, but I did get a photo of this one.  I got a view of the spectacular blue dorsal surface of the wings, but I was not fast enough to get a photo of … Continue reading

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New Butterflies

Sunday  I saw three butterflies that were new for the season.  The first was the summer azure, a small blue butterfly that flies at tree level, rather than the low-flying eastern tailed-blue.  The other two were skippers of a color … Continue reading

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Welcome Summer

The summer azure is starting to make an appearance now.  Two days ago there were none to be found.  Today I found several, obtaining nectar from the yellow sweet clover growing along our gravel road.   The summer azure is … Continue reading

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Summer Azure on Daisy Fleabane

The summer azure, Celastrina neglecta, is a fairly common butterfly in Iowa.  Daisy fleabane, Erigeron annuus is a common wildflower.  I have no special insights on either one.  I just liked the picture.

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Summer azure

This small blue butterfly is called the summer azure, Celastrina neglecta.  It is on a yellow sweet-clover flower.

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