Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici)

In the coastal plain and eastern piedmont in NC, Henry's Elfins are found most frequently on mud or nectaring on such shrubs & small trees as Eastern Redbud, various blueberries, sweetleaf, or Wild Plum. They're single-brooded, uncommon to fairly common, and fly only in the springtime. Note some authors place this species in the genus Deciduphagus and some place it in Incisalia.
Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici) Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici)
Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici)
Orange Co., NC
5 April 2005
Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici)
Orange Co., NC
5 April 2006

Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici) Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici)
Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici)
Gates Co., NC
13 Apr 2007
Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici)
Weymouth Woods, Moore Co., NC
31 Mar 2016

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