Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1296968

Henry's Elfin
Callophrys henrici

Observation date: April 23, 2021
Submitted by: S_Gucciardo
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Small butterfly flitting through vegetation along a small stream. Barely noticed it and photographed from footbridge above and from some distance before trying to track it down. Never saw it after a few quick photos. Wing form distinctive with scalloped edge and terminal curl. Red bud trees in the neighborhood were in bloom at that time. Warm (for time of year), sunny afternoon.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Eric Wood
Verified date: June 28, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Iowa, Mills County