New York Natural Heritage Program
Appalachian Azure
Celastrina neglectamajor Opler and Krizek, 1984
Insects

Habitat [-]
The habitat is rich deciduous forest with the foodplant, Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa) in the understory. Aside from sufficient foodplants, no other habitat needs are known.

Associated Ecological Communities [-]
  • Appalachian oak-hickory forest
    A hardwood forest that occurs on well-drained sites, usually on ridgetops, upper slopes, or south- and west-facing slopes. The soils are usually loams or sandy loams. This is a broadly defined forest community with several regional and edaphic variants. The dominant trees include red oak, white oak, and/or black oak. Mixed with the oaks, usually at lower densities, are pignut, shagbark, and/or sweet pignut hickory.
  • Chestnut oak forest*
    A hardwood forest that occurs on well-drained sites in glaciated portions of the Appalachians, and on the coastal plain. This forest is similar to the Allegheny oak forest; it is distinguished by fewer canopy dominants and a less diverse shrublayer and groundlayer flora. Dominant trees are typically chestnut oak and red oak.

    * probable association but not confirmed