Blue Corporal - Ladona deplanata (Rambur, 1842)

Range & Habitat:

Occurs throughout the coastal plain. A recently discovered disjunct population exists in Sussex County.

One of our earliest odes, it is most commonly found near sandy lakes and ponds.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 7 April
Late Date: 26 July

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.

Male Dorsal - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Small, usually perches on the ground. Adult males are dull blue. Tenerals and females have two dark basal streaks on each hindwing, a row of wide black triangles down the abdomen and narrow white stripes on the front of the thorax.

See White Corporal and Chalk-fronted Corporal.

Conservation Status:
State: S4 Apparently secure in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range