Attributes of Callophrys lanoraieensis

Bog Elfin
Callophrys lanoraieensis (Sheppard, 1934)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Identification: Very small; tailless. Upperside of females brown; males have more orange. Underside of hindwing has a reduced or obscure pattern and the outer margin is frosted with gray.
Wing Span: 7/8 - 15/16 inch (2.2 - 2.4 cm).
Life History: Adults fly around the treetops. In New Brunswick, adults fly low down and commonly alight on the ground. First-stage caterpillars bore into spruce needles and feed from the inside; older caterpillars eat needles from the outside.
Flight: One brood from mid-May to early June.
Caterpillar Hosts: Black spruce (Picea mariana).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Black spruce-tamarack bogs. In southern New Brunswick wherever black spruce grows, including dry, sandy areas.
Range: Eastern New Hampshire through coastal Maine north to New Brunswick. Isolated populations in eastern Ontario, southern Quebec, and Nova Scotia.
Conservation: All populations should be conserved, but currently secure in southern New Brunswick.
NCGR: G3 - Very rare or local throughout its range or found locally in a restricted range (21 to 100 occurrences). Threatened in most of its range, though not threatened and regularly found when searched for in season in New Brunswick.
Management Needs: Maintain integrity of bog habitats.
Taxonomy Notes:

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June 01, 1997 legacy.reporter (j. Bowe + D.Wagner) Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 29, 1999 legacy.reporter (Butterfly Institute - West) Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 01, 1999 legacy.reporter (fide Brian Cassie) Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 30, 2004 legacy.reporter (Tom Gagnon) Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 20, 2004 legacy.reporter (Tom Murray) Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 31, 2004 legacy.reporter (Mark Lynch + Sheila Carroll) Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 30, 2006 legacy.reporter (Barbara Spencer) Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 06, 2007 legacy.reporter (Frank Model #) Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 26, 2008 legacy.reporter (Tom Murray) Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 25, 2008 legacy.reporter (MBC (Tom Gagnon)) Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 29, 2006 legacy.reporter (Bill Benner #) Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 07, 2007 legacy.reporter (Ron Hamburger) Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 26, 2008 legacy.reporter (Erik Nielsen) Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 25, 2009 legacy.reporter (MBC (Tom Gagnon)) Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 03, 2011 legacy.reporter (Frank Model) Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
May 14, 2010 anthony.thomas New Brunswick, Canada January 23, 2011 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hancock County, Maine, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Oxford County, Maine, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Penobscot County, Maine, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Washington County, Maine, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter York County, Maine, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Onondaga County, New York, United States December 31, 2004 Details