Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1205098

Frosted Elfin
Callophrys irus

Observation date: April 17, 2019
Submitted by: dbruce (Tom Howe)
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Fair, 80°; perching on flat rocks and vegetation perches under 12" high in trail on dry barren ridge that has a history of burning. Small pitch pine and Virginia pine close by. Spun into the air 3 times with another individual when it came near. I never saw the other land or any mating. Note the irregular median band and spot above the tail area.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: dbruce
Verified date: May 14, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Swain County, North Carolina, United States