Main Introduction Page Electronic Reference Library Know-how Glossary of acronyms and other terms used on this website A Catalog of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada Illustrated Checklist of Neotropical Butterflies Support the Butterflies of America Foundation Interactive Listing of American Butterflies Photographer Credits Learn about contributing your photos Citation for this website Contact us
Papilionidae (Swallowtails)Pieridae (Whites and Sulphurs)Lycaenidae (Gossamerwings)Riodinidae (Metalmarks)Nymphalidae (Brushfoots)Hesperiidae (Skippers)Links to external lepidoptera websites

Callophrys henrici viridissima (Pavulaan, 1998)
(Henry's Elfin)

Type Specimens photo collection:


Pinned Specimens photo collection Page 1:


Pinned Specimens photo collection Page 2:


Live Adults photo collection:

Distribution and Larval Foodplants:



(From: A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)

Genus Callophrys Billberg, 1820

Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb.: 80. Type-species: Papilio rubi Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 483, no. 154, by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 132, no. 202.


Callophrys henrici (Grote & Robinson, 1867)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 1(2): 174.

Original Combination: Thecla henrici

Type Locality: “Atlantic District. (Maine! to Pennsylvania!)...vicinity of Philadelphia”; lectotype from “Pennsylvania.”

Types: Lectotype in AMNH, designated by dos Passos (1943), Am. Mus. Novit. (1230): 4.


Callophrys henrici viridissima (Pavulaan, 1998)

Maryland Entomol. 4(2): 1-3, figs. 1(left) ♂ D, 2(left) ♂ V (holotype), 1(right) ♀ D, 2(right) ♀ V.

Original Combination: Incisalia henrici viridissima

Type Locality: “Bodie Island lighthouse, near Oregon Inlet, Nag’s Head, Dare Co., N. C.” [North Carolina]

Types: Holotype in USNM; figured by Gatrelle (1999), Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 1(6): fig. 19 ♂ D, 20 ♂ V.



Top of PageMain PageReference LibraryLiterature ListCitationInteractive Listing

This website is supported by Butterflies of America Foundation, a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) public charity.