Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1289963

Frosted Elfin
Callophrys irus

Observation date: May 05, 2021
Submitted by: Ed Rothwell
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 51F, clear skies and windy. Three individuals seen at this spot flying among the lupine in the Allegan Pine Plains Natural Area at the Allegan State Game Area. The first individual (first photo) was patrolling, then perched in the dry leaves. When I flushed it, another individual immediately flew up to investigate. They flew quite high in spiraling flight and then each perched again. The third individual (second photo) was about 30m from the first two and was also flying.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rosslayberry
Verified date: May 07, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Michigan, Allegan County