New York Natural Heritage Program
Henry's Elfin
Callophrys henrici (Grote and Robinson, 1867)
Insects

Habitat [-]
The habitat is essentially unknown in New York, especially for older records or where just a single individual has been observed or collected. Any observation that does not include several adults may not be reflective of the true habitat. Notably some of the Albany Pine Bush records, possibly all, are single individuals. In neighboring states, this species inhabits forests, but the exact habitat depends on the foodplant which varies regionally. Tall shrub areas around bogs, or shrub swamps with Mountain Holly (Nemopanthus mucronatus) are potential habitat.

Associated Ecological Communities [-]
  • Shrub swamp*
    An inland wetland dominated by tall shrubs that occurs along the shore of a lake or river, in a wet depression or valley not associated with lakes, or as a transition zone between a marsh, fen, or bog and a swamp or upland community. Shrub swamps are very common and quite variable.

    * probable association but not confirmed