Attributes of Callophrys augustinus

Brown Elfin
Callophrys augustinus (Westwood, 1852)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: No tails. Upperside of male gray-brown; female reddish brown. Underside chestnut brown with dark, irregular postmedian line; hindwing darker at base.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 1/8 inches (2.2 - 2.9 cm).
Life History: Males perch on shrubs in open areas to watch for females. Eggs are laid singly on flower buds of host plants; caterpillars feed on flowers and fruits. Pupation takes place in litter at the base of the host plant; chrysalids hibernate.
Flight: One flight from May-July in the north, March-April in the south.
Caterpillar Hosts: In the East, members of the heath family (Ericaceae), including sugar huckleberry (Vaccinium vacillans) and Labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum). In the west, many other plants including madrone (Arbutus) and dodder (Cuscuta).
Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including blueberry, footsteps-of-spring, spicebush, willow, winter cress, and wild plum.
Habitat: Mixed conifer woods, barrens, bogs, sandy coasts, chaparral.
Range: Newfoundland north and west through northern United States and the prairie provinces to Alaska; south in Appalachians to northern Georgia and northern Alabama; south through western mountains to northern Baja California. Does not occur on the plains or in the Midwest.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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April 09, 2014 skywatcher British Columbia, Canada April 13, 2014 Details
April 03, 2014 Laura Baker Alameda County, California, United States April 05, 2014 Details
March 09, 2014 Robert Gorman Riverside County, California, United States March 18, 2014 Details
March 08, 2014 maholyoak Santa Clara County, California, United States March 11, 2014 Details
March 04, 2014 Robert Gorman Riverside County, California, United States March 06, 2014 Details
January 16, 2014 Robert Gorman Orange County, California, United States January 17, 2014 Details
May 29, 2011 diwalks2 San Diego County, California, United States December 14, 2013 Details
April 20, 2013 Robert Gorman Riverside County, California, United States December 03, 2013 Details
June 09, 2013 Robert Gorman San Diego County, California, United States November 04, 2013 Details
May 26, 2013 aarongunnar Taylor County, Wisconsin, United States May 27, 2013 Details
May 05, 2013 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States May 21, 2013 Details
May 02, 2013 PDunwiddie Thurston County, Washington, United States May 04, 2013 Details
May 01, 2013 plex1ppus Spokane County, Washington, United States May 03, 2013 Details
April 25, 2013 Jdammarell Pend Oreille County, Washington, United States April 30, 2013 Details
April 13, 2013 sschott Blount County, Tennessee, United States April 25, 2013 Details
April 07, 2013 bjones7777 Coffee County, Tennessee, United States April 08, 2013 Details
April 19, 1996 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Navajo County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 15, 1999 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Gila County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 07, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Monroe County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
March 10, 2012 vitaly charny (Vitaly Charny) Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 13, 2001 legacy.reporter (Ray & Kit Stanford) Yavapai County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 01, 2001 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Navajo County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 12, 2010 rogerdowner (Rita Adkins) Menifee County, Kentucky, United States October 30, 2012 Details
May 21, 2003 cheins Washburn County, Wisconsin, United States August 22, 2012 Details
July 01, 2012 PDunwiddie Kittitas County, Washington, United States July 02, 2012 Details
April 03, 2012 Chip Krilowicz Burlington County, New Jersey, United States May 29, 2012 Details
April 05, 2012 Chip Krilowicz Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States May 29, 2012 Details
April 12, 2012 Chip Krilowicz Cape May County, New Jersey, United States May 29, 2012 Details
April 20, 2012 khemeon Bennington County, Vermont, United States May 18, 2012 Details
May 07, 2012 Cheryl Jennings Tucker County, West Virginia, United States May 17, 2012 Details
April 20, 2012 Cheryl Jennings Hardy County, West Virginia, United States April 26, 2012 Details
April 01, 2012 jrfleullan Georgia, Union County, United States April 24, 2012 Details
April 06, 2012 curtis.lehman Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States April 07, 2012 Details
April 01, 2012 Julius Monroe County, Tennessee, United States April 05, 2012 Details
March 25, 2012 Doug Bruce Campbell County, Tennessee, United States March 29, 2012 Details
March 17, 2012 dfvickers Georgia, Talbot County, United States March 26, 2012 Details
March 23, 2012 curtis.lehman (John Wheatley) Perry County, Pennsylvania, United States March 24, 2012 Details
April 16, 2011 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States February 27, 2012 Details
May 16, 2011 BOGwalker St Louis County, Minnesota, United States February 05, 2012 Details
April 07, 2012 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) San Luis Obispo County, California, United States January 01, 2012 Details
April 28, 2012 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Kern County, California, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 06, 2012 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Inyo County, California, United States January 01, 2012 Details
April 19, 1996 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Navajo County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
March 24, 1975 legacy.reporter (Richard Bailowitz) Cochise County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2012 Details
April 18, 1999 legacy.reporter (Jeremiah Trimble) Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
April 25, 1999 legacy.reporter (Blair Nikula) Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 11, 1999 legacy.reporter (Alison Robb) Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 03, 1994 legacy.reporter (Tor Hansen) Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 01, 1999 legacy.reporter (Alison Robb+Tor Hansen) Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 09, 1999 legacy.reporter (Alison Robb+Tor Hansen) Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details