Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Assumed to be statewide, but few records for the mountains and western Piedmont. Basically, the eastern half of the state, plus records for Burke, Catawba, Clay, and Polk counties.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Uncommon to fairly common, and reasonably widespread, in the Coastal Plain and eastern Piedmont; apparently rare or very rare in the western Piedmont. Found in Clay County in 2001, for a first mountain report.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: A single brood; early March to late April, very rarely to mid-May (peaking with peak in flowering of redbud).
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.