Frosted Elfin Callophrys irus

The much less common Frosted is found only in southwest Arkansas though there is a historical record for Faulkner county in central Arkansas. This western area is a disjunctive group from the eastern Frosted population. Considered by Scott to be a separate subspecies in the Texas/Ark/Ok area. And it is less marked than this Florida specimen shot by Eric. Note the extended "frosting" on the hindwing. Does not use Redbud or any tree species. Only Lupinus and Baptisia.

And one of Craig Marks' outbreaks in March at the prairie in Hempstead county. The Frosted looks worn even in March. On the foodplant there which is Baptisia sphaerocarpa, the more common yellow lupine in our state I suppose with terminal flower clusters.