Western Pine Elfin


Western Pine Elfin (Callophrys eryphon), spotted by Melanie Boyle in Cortes Bay on May 13, 2021.

The Western Pine Elfin (Callophrys eryphon) is a North American butterfly that ranges from British Columbia east to Maine and south to southern CaliforniaArizona, and New Mexico. Males are brown and females are orange-brown, with both having bold patterned hind wings. The top of the wings have dark bars with a lighter chevron shaped margin. The body is 19–32 mm in length and has no tail. Read more in iNaturalist.

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