Brown Elfin

Callophrys augustinus

Genus Callophrys
Subfamily Hairstreaks
Family Gossamer-wings
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Occurrence   Statewide - resident
Abundance Fairly common to common
Flight Period Early April to mid June
Notes Usually the first elfin of the season
Overwintering Pupa
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Brown Elfin

Photo © Marj Rines - 4/21/2002
Arlington's Great Meadows, Lexington, MA

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Brown Elfin

Photo © Marj Rines - 4/21/2002
Whipple Hill Conservation Area, Lexington

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Brown Elfin

Photo by Tom Murray - 5/7/2004
Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Worcester

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Brown Elfin

Photo by Frank Model - 5/7/2006
Sherborn Power Lines, Sherborn
Ovipositing Female

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Brown Elfin

Photo by Tom Whelan - 4/19/2006
Horn Pond Mountain, Woburn

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Brown Elfin

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

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Brown Elfin

Photo by Barbara Spencer - 4/20/2006
New Salem

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