Frosted Elfin Page

Photos of Frosted Elfin larvae and feeding damage. All photos copyrighted by Ernest H. Williams and taken at the Rome Sand Plains, Oneida Co., NY. I will add to this page over time. Please scroll down to see the images. First posted 18Feb2011.

(1) oviposition and (2) egg on bud

(3) flower feeding damage and (4) larva in flower

(5) small larva and (6) large larva on pod

(7) earlier instar leaf feeding (surface) and (8) last instar leaf feeding (from outer edge)

(9) pod feeding and (10), (11), and (12) characteristic pod feeding damage

(13) larva on stem and (14) stem feeding damage

(15) larva with ants - ant tending or damage (note the fluid)?