Frosted Elfin (Callophrys irus)

Rare and local in NC, this species has only one brood (in April) and is mostly found in the sandhills and lower coastal plain.
Frosted Elfin (Callophrys irus) Frosted Elfin (Callophrys irus)
Shocco Creek Gamelands
Franklin Co., NC
18 April 2004
Shocco Creek Gamelands
Franklin Co., NC
18 April 2004

Pender Co., NC
23 Apr 2006

Worn individual
Pender Co., NC
23 Apr 2006

Frosted Elfin (Callophrys irus)
Holly Shelter Gamelands
Pender Co., NC
24 April 2004

Frosted Elfins use Skyblue Lupine (Lupinus diffusis) for a caterpillar host plant.

Pender Co., NC
23 Apr 2006
Yellow Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria)

Yellow Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria) is another caterpillar host plant for Frosted Elfins.

Pender Co., NC
23 Apr 2006

Frosted Elfin (Callophrys irus) Here are a couple attempts at abstract elfin art!

Frosted Elfin (Callophrys irus)
Pender Co., NC
23 Apr 2006

Frosted Elfin (Callophrys irus) Frosted Elfin (Callophrys irus)
Pender Co., NC
23 Apr 2006


Frosted Elfin (Callophrys irus) Frosted Elfin (Callophrys irus)
Very worn individual!
Harnett Co., NC
21 May 2006
Very worn individual!
Harnett Co., NC
21 May 2006

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