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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Western Pine Elfin (Incisalia eryphon)

  • BND: Western Pine Elfin; Incisalia eryphon (Boisduval, 1852)
  • BNA: Western Pine Elfin; Callophrys eryphon
  • Habitat: Pine forest only, often nectaring Ribes or Antennaria
  • Larval food: Pinus ponderosa in ND
  • Adult flight: One brood, mid-May into June
  • References: Royer 99, Ferris & Brown 253, Scott 368
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