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Once thought to be the second brood of the Boreal Spring Azure (C. lucia), the Summer Azure flies later in the year, is slightly larger, and has a paler upperside. The underside lacks the extensive black-brown markings of lucia, and is paler overall. Subspecies argentata occurs in southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and our populations may belong to this taxon as well.


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