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Elfin - Callophrys irus - female

Elfin - Callophrys irus - Female
Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA
May 15, 2012
Frosted or Henry's Elfin. PM line relatively straight on FW. White outlines at either end of HW median separation line. Strong two-toned contrast on HW. Small dark spot near HW margin.

Moved from Frosted Elfin.

Very dark, apparently freshly emerged, and very pretty
This one is qutie similar in pattern, as are lots of others from that part of the world; just not so much gray.

Moved from ID Request.

they are difficult to tell apart
I'd say it's C. irus.

C. irus
Thanks David. That is what I originally labeled it as and the area it was seen in has many Frosted Elfins and no Henry's to my knowledge, which is why I asked for your (Bug Guides) thoughts.
Best regards, Greg Dysart

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