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Hoary Elfin - Callophrys polios
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Hoary Elfin - Halfway Rd., NB - 2010-05-14
Photo © Jim Edsall
Status in Nova Scotia
Uncommon to locally common.

Flight Period
Early May to early June

Bogs, barrens, rocky ridges, forest edges.

Larval Foodplants
Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursae) and probably Trailing Arbutus (Epigaea repens).

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
Superficially similar to Bog Elfin and Eastern Pine Elfin.

Further Reading

Hoary Elfin - New Scotland Rd., NB, 2010-05-14
Hoary Elfin - New Scotland Rd., NB - 2010-05-14
Photo © Jim Edsall
Hoary Elfin - Pockwock Rd., NS, 2001-05-20
Hoary Elfin - Pockwock Rd., NS - 2001-05-20
Photo © Peter Payzant
Hoary Elfin - Black River Lake, Kings Co,, 2010-05-13
Hoary Elfin - Black River Lake, Kings Co, - 2010-05-13
Photo © Mark Elderkin