Hoary Elfin

Callophrys polios

Genus Callophrys
Subfamily Hairstreaks
Family Gossamer-wings
All Massachusetts Species


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Occurrence   Plymouth, Barnstable, and Dukes Counties - resident
Abundance Locally uncommon to quite common
Flight Period Early April to mid June
Notes Very local and always closely associated with Bearberry
Overwintering Pupa
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Hoary Elfin - Callophrys polios

Hoary Elfin

Photo by Garry Kessler - 5/5/2013
Plymouth, MA

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Hoary Elfin - Callophrys polios

Hoary Elfin

Photo by Mark Rainey - April 11, 2010
Myles Standish State Forest, Plymouth, MA
On Bearberry

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Hoary Elfin - Callophrys polios

Hoary Elfin

Photo by Matt Pelikan - 4/29/2011
West Tisbury, MA

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Hoary Elfin - Callophrys polios

Hoary Elfin

Photo by Frank Model - 5/20/2006
Myles Standish State Forest, Plymouth

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Hoary Elfin - Callophrys polios

Hoary Elfin

Photo by Barbara Spencer - 5/20/2006
Myles Standish State Forest, Plymouth

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Hoary Elfin - Callophrys polios

Hoary Elfin

Photo by Garry Kessler - 5/3/2014
Myles Standish State Forest, Plymouth, MA

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Hoary Elfin - Callophrys polios

Hoary Elfin

Photo by Greg Dysart - 4/21/2012
Myles Standish State Forest, Plymouth, MA

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Hoary Elfin - Callophrys polios

Hoary Elfin

Photo by Bruce de Graaf - 5/5/2013
Myles Standish State Forest, Plymouth, MA

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Hoary Elfin - Callophrys polios

Hoary Elfin

Photo by Bruce de Graaf - 5/5/2013
Myles Standish State Forest, Plymouth, MA

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