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Brown Elfin

Callophrys augustinus

Description:

Most widespread of Canadian elfins is small (wingspan: 19 to 26 mm), with a plain grey-brown upperside in the male, slightly more orange in the female. The underside is sharply divided between a distinctive pale chestnut brown on the outer half and a dark brown on the basal half; there is a row of small black spots in the middle of the lighter area.

Habitat:

Large peat bog.

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Greg Shchepanek
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Greg Shchepanek

Spotted on May 21, 2012
Submitted on May 22, 2012

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