Small butterfly, colored as shown. Sipping minerals and water from mud at edge of stream in lush meadow within mixed conifer forest adjacent to shortgrass prairie. Map location is an estimate.
1 Individual counted at eight locations between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.
The Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in North America from Alaska and Canada south of the tundra, through most of the United States except the Texas coast, southern plain and peninsula Florida; south in the mountains to Colombia.