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Western pine elfin
Callophrys eryphon

Type of Insect: butterfly
Size: small
Overall Color: brownish
Larval Foods: pine trees
Adult Foods:
Larval Type: caterpillar
status: common
Description: small brown butterflies with black arrowheads, do not open wings when sitting

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies,moths)
Family: 03 Lycaenidae (harvesters,coppers,blues,hairstreaks)
SubFamily: 02 Theclinae (hairstreaks)
Genus: Callophrys
Species: eryphon

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