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I frequently see these small butterflies, but have never been able to get a close look at them. They are incredibly fast, and seem to fly from pebble to pebble almost constantly. The butterfly is a beautiful blue when its wings are open. Unfortunately this butterfly was injured, so I had the opportunity to examine it. I brought it to a field with wildflowers, and after a few moments it had recovered enough to fly away. I am not sure how it was injured, but it must have been stunned for a bit. It was about the size of a quarter, I believe. Maybe a bit smaller. I tried to identify it and I think it may be a spring azure, but I was wondering if anyone else is able to confirm this.
Often found along a gravel road that runs through deciduous woodlands.
I apologize for the poor quality of the photographs, but I only had a cell phone on me.