Eastern Pine Elfin

Callophrys niphon

Genus Callophrys
Subfamily Hairstreaks
Family Gossamer-wings
All Massachusetts Species
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Occurrence   Statewide - resident
Abundance Fairly common to common; maximum 47
Flight Period April 2 - July 2 (mainly mid-April to early June)
Notes The most frequently reported elfin in Massachusetts
Overwintering Pupa
More info Massachusetts Butterfly Atlas Website
More info Butterflies of Massachusetts Website
Online movie This species appears in the movie named 'April Elfins' on the Butterfly Photos page.

Eastern Pine Elfin

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 5/17/2002
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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Eastern Pine Elfin

Photo by Tom Murray - 4/29/2004
Oxbow NWR, Harvard

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Eastern Pine Elfin

Photo by Barbara Spencer - 2005

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Eastern Pine Elfin

Photo © Ron Nuehring - 5/25/2006
Quabbin Reservoir Visitors' Center

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Eastern Pine Elfin

Photo © Ron Nuehring - 5/31/2006
Tom's Swamp, Petersham

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Eastern Pine Elfin

Photo by Bill Bouton - 5/31/2006
Tom's Swamp, Petersham

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Eastern Pine Elfin

Photo by Frank Model - 4/27/2006
Norwottuck Rail Trail, Amherst
Female, Looking to Oviposit

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Eastern Pine Elfin

Photo by Frank Model - 5/25/2006
Tom's Swamp, Petersham

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Eastern Pine Elfin

Photo by Barbara Spencer - June-05
Cummington

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