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Species Callophrys henrici - Henry's Elfin - Hodges#4326

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Tribe Eumaeini
Genus Callophrys
Species henrici (Henry's Elfin - Hodges#4326)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Callophrys henrici (Grote & Robinson, 1867)
wingspan 20-32 mm
Adult: basal half of underside of both wings darker than outer half, and line between two areas almost straight on forewing, and marked with dark brown and white; outer half of hindwing below a colourful mixture of reddish-brown, yellowish-brown, and gray patches
Larva: light green with lighter green dorsal line and oblique lateral stripes of the same color; changes abruptly to reddish-brown color a few days before pupating
Eastern North America - Map (MPG)
Deciduous and mixed forests
Mar-May (BG data)
Larvae feed on several different plants: American Holly (Ilex americana) and Redbud (Cercis canadensis) are the two most frequently mentioned; also feeds on blueberry (Vaccinium spp.), plum (Prunus spp.), and Black Buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula).