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Bog Elfin - Callophrys lanoraieensis
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Bog Elfin - Pockwock Road, NS - 2011-05-23
Photo © Phil Schappert
Status in Nova Scotia
Uncommon. The Maritimes Butterfly Atlas S-rank for this species is "S3: Uncommon, or found only in a restricted range, even if abundant at some locations (21 to 100 occurrences)."

Flight Period
Very few records. To date, there are 3 records in Nova Scotia for the Maritimes Butterfly Atlas.

Black Spruce-Tamarack bogs.

Larval Foodplants
Black Spruce (Picea mariana).

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
Superficially similar to all of our Elfins, especially to Eastern Pine Elfin and Hoary Elfin.

Further Reading

Bog Elfin - Gold RIver, NS, 2000-06-13
Bog Elfin - Gold RIver, NS - 2000-06-13
Photo © Peter Payzant
Bog Elfin - Black River Lake, Kings Co., 2010-05-25
Bog Elfin - Black River Lake, Kings Co. - 2010-05-25
Photo © Mark Elderkin