Attributes of Callophrys eryphon

Western Pine Elfin
Callophrys eryphon (Boisduval, 1852)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: Tailless. Wings reddish-brown; undersides of fore- and hindwing have very jagged dark submarginal bands.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 3/8 inches (2.5 - 3.5 cm).
Life History: Males perch on shrubs and small trees to look for females. Eggs are laid at the base of young needles; caterpillars feed on young needles and catkins. Chrysalids hibernate and adults emerge in spring.
Flight: One flight from May-June.
Caterpillar Hosts: Young needles of hard pines including lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta), limber pine (P. flexilis), and ponderosa pine (P. ponderosa); possibly black spruce.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Pine forests.
Range: British Columbia east to Maine; south to southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
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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June 25, 2014 Samsara Chapman Lewis And Clark County, Montana, United States July 01, 2014 Details
May 10, 2014 randimal Kittitas County, Washington, United States May 15, 2014 Details
April 26, 2013 icosahedron Sonoma County, California, United States January 09, 2014 Details
May 07, 2012 mbalame99 Clatsop County, Oregon, United States October 10, 2013 Details
May 28, 2013 davidelwonger@msn.com Teller County, Colorado, United States July 28, 2013 Details
June 08, 2013 HHowell Teton County, Wyoming, United States July 11, 2013 Details
June 22, 2013 PDunwiddie Kittitas County, Washington, United States June 25, 2013 Details
June 08, 2013 Nancy Lea Sandy Natrona County, Wyoming, United States June 12, 2013 Details
June 01, 2013 PDunwiddie Kittitas County, Washington, United States June 07, 2013 Details
April 26, 2013 Jdammarell Lincoln County, Washington, United States April 30, 2013 Details
May 06, 2012 J_Martineau Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States February 04, 2013 Details
May 24, 2009 tjantscher St Louis County, Minnesota, United States January 08, 2013 Details
June 02, 1985 legacy.reporter (Floyd & June Preston) White Pine County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 05, 1988 legacy.reporter (Michael Smith) Douglas County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
April 14, 1989 legacy.reporter (Kilian Roever) Graham County, Arizona, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 20, 1976 legacy.reporter (unknown) Clark County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
May 26, 2012 PDunwiddie Yakima County, Washington, United States June 04, 2012 Details
May 07, 2012 Jdammarell Stevens County, Washington, United States May 09, 2012 Details
May 06, 2012 plex1ppus Lincoln County, Washington, United States May 07, 2012 Details
June 14, 2008 RaisingButterflies.org (Todd Stout) Elko County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 29, 2011 Jdammarell Pend Oreille County, Washington, United States July 23, 2011 Details
June 11, 2011 davidwdroppers Whatcom County, Washington, United States June 14, 2011 Details
May 13, 2011 plex1ppus (plex1ppus) Spokane County, Washington, United States May 24, 2011 Details
May 18, 2011 jackiemiller (jackiemiller) Spokane County, Washington, United States May 23, 2011 Details
May 04, 2011 plex1ppus (plex1ppus) Spokane County, Washington, United States May 10, 2011 Details
May 30, 1997 legacy.reporter (Herig, Terry) Schoolcraft County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 01, 1997 legacy.reporter (Kriegel, Robert) Chippewa County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 01, 1997 legacy.reporter (Perkins, Owen A.) Chippewa County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
April 02, 1990 legacy.reporter (unknown) Humboldt County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 28, 1983 legacy.reporter (unknown) San Bernardino County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 25, 2005 legacy.reporter (Kim Davis & Mike Stangeland) Mono County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 25, 2009 legacy.reporter (John Lane) Sierra County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 19, 2006 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Esmeralda County, Nevada, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 02, 2009 plex1ppus (plex1ppus) Spokane County, Washington, United States April 13, 2011 Details
May 16, 2010 J_Martineau Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States January 23, 2011 Details
May 27, 1990 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
May 27, 1990 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 02, 2010 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 02, 2010 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 05, 1989 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 02, 2011 legacy.reporter (Paul M. Thompson) Tuolumne County, California, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 02, 2011 legacy.reporter (Paul M. Thompson) Tuolumne County, California, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 30, 1967 legacy.reporter (Bauer & Herlan) White Pine County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 18, 1967 legacy.reporter (John Lane) Lander County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
June 21, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler Evi Buckner-Opler) Elko County, Nevada, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 14, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Okanogan County, Washington, United States December 31, 2010 Details
June 02, 2010 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2010 Details
June 02, 2010 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2010 Details
June 16, 2010 Ken Davenport (Ken Davenport) Coconino County, Arizona, United States December 31, 2010 Details
May 27, 1977 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Trinity County, California, United States August 03, 2010 Details