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Eastern Pine Elfin.
http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabambc/construct-species-page.asp?sp=Callophrys-niphon

Kent McFarland
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420  Norwich, VT 05055
802.649.1431
http://www.vtecostudies.org/



Martha Pfeiffer wrote:
> This butterfly was on the trail at Equinox Preserve
> (Manchester) near the pond in a wooded area.  I had no
> camera, no net, binoculars that don't have close
> range.  The butterfly settled on the trail, appeared
> to shift wings back and forth like a hairstreak. I
> approached on all fours, creeping closer and closer
> then in a sudden swoop I caught it in my hand.
> Unfortunately, it was quite mangled.  These are the
> photos I took at home.  It starts to disintegrate when
> I try to open it up so I"m hoping there are enough
> clues here to get an identification.
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> Also on the trail were several Mourning Cloaks and one
> anglewing.
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> Martha
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