Gossamer Wings: Frosted Elfin Callophrys irus
|Size:||Wingspan ranges from 1" -1.25"|
|Habitat:||Fields, sandy open woods|
|Flight Period:||Late April to late May|
|Larval Host Plant:||Lupine, wild indigo|
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Female laying eggs on its host plant Lupine. Note the dark spot in the frosted area of the ventral hindwing. Frosted Elfins usually have this spot.