Western Pine Elfin (Callophrys eryphon)

Western Pine Elfin ( Callophrys eryphon )

Algonquin Provincial Park, ON  2012/05/21

Western Pine Elfin ( Callophrys eryphon )

Matachewan, ON   2014/05/31

Member of Family: Lycaenidae   

Though nominally a western species, there are localized populations in Ontario, including in Algonquin Park.  It can be difficult to distinguish this butterfly from the more common Eastern Pine Elfin.

To see where this butterfly has been reported, visit:  The Ontario Butterfly Atlas Online

For more info on this species, refer to the Butterflies of Canada