|Copyright: Jim Brighton (JimBrighton) (3)|
|Date Taken: 2006-05|
|Camera: Nikon D70|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-02-22 17:03|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Frosted Elfins are very rare on the Delmarva Peninsula. They are only found around their hostplant which is Wild Lupine. Wild Lupine only grows in sandy pine areas. Sandy pine habitat is quickly disapearing so these butterflies are getting more rare each year. This is a photo of the first Frosted Elfin I ever saw. It was located in the Nassawango Creek Nature Conservancy area of Worcester County, Maryland, USA which still holds large tracts of the habitat this butterfly needs to thrive.|
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