Western Pine Elfin
Apart from deciding whether to place the elfins
in Incisalia or to lump them with Callophrys, this species has
escaped the attentions of taxonomists relatively unchanged, and, to my knowledge,
there has been little debate over whether or not it should be lumped with the
Eastern Pine Elfin Callophrys (or Incisalia) niphon. The
adult has also managed to escape the attentions of my camera, so I can illustrate
only the larva (which feeds on Pinus contorta) and pupa.