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Western pine elfin

Callophrys eryphon


Males are brown and females are orange-brown, with both having bold patterned hind wings. The top of the wings have dark bars with a lighter chevron shaped margin. The body is 19–32 mm in length and has no tail.-Wikipedia


This butterfly is found in natural pine woods and evergreen forests in the territory (area of land) they inhabit. In the northwest United States they are found nesting in lodgepole pines and can be seen perched on shrubs and smaller trees while searching for food or looking for a mate. The western pine elfin is seldom seen outside its natural habitat. They feed on flower nectar including wild blueberries, milkweed, and clover.-Wikipedia

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Brian38 5 years ago

Same here. It seems fitting for it.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 5 years ago

like the name pine elfin!

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Washington, USA

Spotted on May 11, 2017
Submitted on May 14, 2017

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