Eastern Pine Elfin
Callophrys niphon (Hubner, ) (1793)
Status: Possibly an extirpated resident
NENHP Ranking: Not ranked
Range: The Eastern Pine Elfin is found in the eastern third of the United States and the southern half of Canada west into Alberta. It is a resident in eastern Missouri. Barber (1894) lists it from Nemaha County in Nebraska.
Larval Hostplant(s): Various Pines.
Broods/Flight Times: One spring flight, April and May in Missouri (Heitzman & Heitzman 1987)
Overwintering: As pupae.
Habitat: Pine forest edges and openings.
Avg. Wingspan: 1 – 1 1/4 inches
Similar Species: Henry’s Elfin