The Dusky Azure is found in rich deciduous forest in the Appalachians and portions of the Midwest. The Dusky Azure species is a sister to the Spring Azure. and like its close relative, the males lack androconia scales on the wings. The males are very distinctive because they are a solid dark gray without the normal pale blue coloration of most of the other azure species.


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Dusky Azure Facts

Butterfly Family: Gossamer-Winged (Lycaenidae)

Butterfly Subfamily: Polyommatinae

Butterfly Wingspan: 7/8 – 1 1/4 inches

Butterfly Habitat: Shady and moist deciduous woods


Dusky Azure Host and Nectar Plants

Host Plants:

  • Goat’s Beard

Nectar Plants:

  • Nectar from various flowers especially Wild Geranium