I've ever only called these first ones Lucia Azure, Jimmy..... have the names changed?
I can't find the post at the moment but I think Tony mentioned a year or two ago something about that ... something about the fact they all go by the same name now. I'm not sure Joanne.
I 'think' now Jo that they are all called Lucia ... early spring azures, late spring azures, summer azures and winter ones ... ok there are none in winter :)
Yeah, I read Denis' info.... sure makes it easy, does it not?
I think the current thinking in NB is that we just have one species, multi-brooded, C. lucia (if I interpret this right):
Imagine ... I was just reading that same article ... trying to make sense of it. Yes I see that is correct and Joanne is correct also I see. I think the confusion MAY come from the fact that these are called Northern Azure. Spring Azure does not occur in NB far as I can tell but rather in Ontario. To really throw a wrench into it, MBA calls it Northern Spring Azure! http://accdc.com/mba/profiles/celastrina-lucia.html I'm easily confused :)
I'll edit my tags.
Perhaps we'd better just get used to the scientific names, Jimmy!
Awesome....we have butterflies! Stunning image of the Azure JD!