Attributes of Lycaena editha

Edith's Copper
Lycaena editha (Mead, 1878)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Lycaeninae
Identification: Upperside dark gray sometimes with minute tails on hindwing. Underside pale gray with complex pattern of black dots and swirls.
Wing Span: 7/8 to 1 1/4 inches (2.2 - 3.0 cm).
Life History: Males perch and patrol openings.
Flight: One flight from late June to August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Various docks (Rumex) and knotweeds (Polygonum).
Adult Food: Flower nectar including goldenrods, sulphur-flower, and white yarrow.
Habitat: Openings in lodgepole pine and other forests, sagebrush flats, and meadows.
Range: Idaho and western Montana south to California\'s Sierra Nevada, northern Utah, and northern Colorado.
Conservation: None needed, although habitats are being invade by weedy alien plants such as smooth brome. Extent of invasion is unknown. Subspecies
NCGR: G-5, Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 21, 2014 JulieArington Routt County, Colorado, United States October 11, 2014 Details
July 12, 2010 shastamax Siskiyou County, California, United States August 14, 2014 Details
August 01, 2014 plex1ppus Stevens County, Washington, United States August 10, 2014 Details
August 21, 2010 Chris Carille Photography Yellowstone National Park County, Wyoming, United States July 07, 2014 Details
August 05, 2013 MAKI Tuolumne County, California, United States August 08, 2013 Details
July 28, 2013 plex1ppus Spokane County, Washington, United States August 02, 2013 Details
July 10, 1982 legacy.reporter (K Hansen-S. Mattoon) Elko County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 26, 1985 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Lyon County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 14, 1989 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Elko County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 15, 1989 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Elko County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 13, 1990 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) Eureka County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 17, 1996 legacy.reporter (John B. Vernon) Elko County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
August 12, 2011 Nancy Lea Sandy Natrona County, Wyoming, United States November 26, 2012 Details
July 19, 2012 plex1ppus Spokane County, Washington, United States July 23, 2012 Details
July 05, 2012 eal79 Tulare County, California, United States July 17, 2012 Details
July 02, 2012 eal79 Fresno County, California, United States July 16, 2012 Details
July 30, 2011 Nancy Lea Sandy Natrona County, Wyoming, United States March 28, 2012 Details
September 01, 2011 lhrobinson9672 Teton County, Wyoming, United States March 08, 2012 Details
July 17, 1996 legacy.reporter (John B. Vernon) Elko County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 26, 2011 Jeanne Dammarell Spokane County, Washington, United States September 02, 2011 Details
July 29, 2011 Jeanne Dammarell Spokane County, Washington, United States July 30, 2011 Details
June 26, 2005 legacy.reporter (William Bouton) Inyo County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 20, 2005 legacy.reporter (Kim Davis & Mike Stangeland) Mono County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 05, 1979 legacy.reporter (Jim Brock) Nevada County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
June 29, 1981 legacy.reporter (unknown) Nevada County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 19, 1980 legacy.reporter (unknown) Sierra County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
July 03, 1981 legacy.reporter (unknown) Siskiyou County, California, United States May 01, 2011 Details
August 20, 2009 plex1ppus (plex1ppus) Spokane County, Washington, United States February 08, 2011 Details
August 10, 1967 legacy.reporter (Emmel, Shields & Ellis) Elko County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 11, 1974 legacy.reporter (Clifford D. Ferris) Elko County, Nevada, United States January 01, 2011 Details
July 16, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Madison County, Montana, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 19, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Teton County, Wyoming, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 20, 2010 legacy.reporter (Paul Opler and EviBuckner-Opler ) Teton County, Wyoming, United States December 31, 2010 Details
July 17, 1989 legacy.reporter (J. T. McBurney) Shasta County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
July 17, 1989 legacy.reporter (J. T. McBurney) Siskiyou County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
July 05, 1980 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States August 02, 2010 Details
September 12, 1983 legacy.reporter (Sterling Mattoon) Butte County, California, United States April 02, 2010 Details
July 22, 1990 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
July 15, 1983 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
July 24, 1987 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
September 04, 1988 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
June 27, 1986 legacy.reporter (S. Mattoon) Shasta County, California, United States March 09, 2010 Details
July 05, 1987 legacy.reporter (Laurence Crabtree) Plumas County, California, United States January 25, 2010 Details
July 23, 1988 legacy.reporter (Laurence Crabtree) Shasta County, California, United States January 25, 2010 Details
August 01, 1986 legacy.reporter (Laurence Crabtree) Plumas County, California, United States January 25, 2010 Details
July 22, 1990 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States January 25, 2010 Details
July 15, 1983 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States January 25, 2010 Details
July 24, 1987 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States January 25, 2010 Details
September 04, 1988 legacy.reporter (A. M. Shapiro) Siskiyou County, California, United States January 25, 2010 Details
June 27, 1986 legacy.reporter (S. Mattoon) Shasta County, California, United States January 25, 2010 Details