Spring Azure Butterflies are about 1inch in width. The
of their wings is off-white to pale blue in color and lacks any strong or
distinctive markings or spots. The top of the wings is a bright blue in males
and is somewhat duller in females (though this is difficult to photograph since
Azures rarely perch with their wings open). The butterfly can be found
throughout Arizona (except for the extreme southwest) as well as most other
Host plants for the Spring Azure
Butterfly include fern bush, rock spiraea and chokecherry.
Spring Azure Butterflies prefer woodland habitats and can be
found flying throughout the year as long as the weather permits. The
butterflies feed by sipping nectar from a wide varieties of shrubs and trees.