Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1202370

Early Hairstreak
Erora laeta

Observation date: April 09, 2019
Submitted by: dhcox57
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I have seen Brown Elfin at this spot most years in April or May. Warmer than usual for this time of year. This butterfly was perched on a Mountain Laurel leaf about 4 feet above the ground and was quite tolerant of my slow approach.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: drerbium
Verified date: January 04, 2021
Coordinator notes: Not clear if resident or not. Seems to be on edge of known range. Species rarely seen.
Checklist region(s): United States, Virginia, Madison County