Bog Elfin (Callophrys lanoraieensis)
Newington, ON 2014/05/21
Newington, ON 2016/05/20
Member of Family: Lycaenidae
French common name: Lutin des tourbières
In Ontario, this elusive species is known from only a few bogs in the East. It is somewhat more common in Southern Quebec and the Maritime provinces.
To see an article I wrote about newly discovered colonies of this species in Eastern Ontario, follow this link.
For tips on how to distinguish this species from the (more common) Eastern Pine Elfin, go to this page.
To see where this butterfly has been reported, visit: The Ontario Butterfly Atlas Online