Attributes of Lycaena hyllus

Bronze Copper
Lycaena hyllus (Cramer, 1775)

Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Lycaeninae
Identification: Upperside of male iridescent copper-brown; female forewing yellow-orange with black spots. Underside forewing of both sexes orange with black spots; underside hindwing is gray-white with black spots and a broad orange outer margin.
Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 7/8 inches (3.2 - 4.8 cm).
Life History: Males perch on low growth near host plants to watch for females. Eggs are laid singly on plants. Eggs hibernate until spring; caterpillars eat leaves.
Flight: Two in the north and west, from June-September; three in southern part of range, from May-November.
Caterpillar Hosts: Herbs of the buckwheat family (Polygonaceae) including curly dock (Rumex crispus).
Adult Food: Adults visit flowers only occasionally, but have been seen taking nectar at blackberry and red clover.
Habitat: Low, wet areas such as bogs, marshes, wet meadows, ponds.
Range: Maine west across southern Canada and the Great Lake states to eastern Montana and central Colorado; south to Arkansas, Mississippi, West Virginia, and Maryland.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - 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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September 20, 2016 davidboon Macomb County, Michigan, United States September 20, 2016 Details
September 05, 2016 Kitty329 Day County, South Dakota, United States September 14, 2016 Details
August 28, 2016 aarongunnar Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States September 11, 2016 Details
September 03, 2016 AJ Trently Lake County, Tennessee, United States September 05, 2016 Details
August 22, 2016 pporonto Macomb County, Michigan, United States August 22, 2016 Details
June 18, 2016 bjones7777 Lake County, Tennessee, United States August 20, 2016 Details
July 23, 2016 bjones7777 Lauderdale County, Tennessee, United States August 20, 2016 Details
August 13, 2016 bjones7777 Shelby County, Tennessee, United States August 20, 2016 Details
August 20, 2016 kstock Macomb County, Michigan, United States August 20, 2016 Details
June 17, 2016 aarongunnar Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States July 21, 2016 Details
July 16, 2016 pporonto Oakland County, Michigan, United States July 16, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 henryr10 Hamilton County, Ohio, United States July 11, 2016 Details
June 28, 2016 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States July 05, 2016 Details
July 01, 2016 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada July 02, 2016 Details
June 19, 2016 aarongunnar Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States July 01, 2016 Details
June 13, 2016 Ryan D. Larson Dane County, Wisconsin, United States June 25, 2016 Details
June 13, 2016 Ryan D. Larson Dane County, Wisconsin, United States June 25, 2016 Details
June 18, 2016 Julius Bradley County, Tennessee, United States June 19, 2016 Details
June 10, 2016 aarongunnar Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States June 13, 2016 Details
June 08, 2016 jvkopple2 Kalkaska County, Michigan, United States June 09, 2016 Details
May 05, 2016 hiker96 Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States June 04, 2016 Details
May 08, 2016 bjones7777 Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States May 08, 2016 Details
August 09, 2015 Appy-Brown Grand Isle County, Vermont, United States November 09, 2015 Details
August 01, 2015 curtis.lehman Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States November 01, 2015 Details
September 26, 2015 Kzfisherman McHenry County, Illinois, United States October 01, 2015 Details
September 26, 2015 Elizabeth Wolfe Meigs County, Tennessee, United States September 28, 2015 Details
September 26, 2015 Tommie Rogers Meigs County, Tennessee, United States September 28, 2015 Details
September 06, 2015 aarongunnar Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States September 22, 2015 Details
September 01, 2015 magpie Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States September 22, 2015 Details
September 13, 2015 aarongunnar Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States September 22, 2015 Details
June 13, 2015 Kzfisherman McHenry County, Illinois, United States September 17, 2015 Details
September 03, 2015 brodacki Ontario, Canada September 06, 2015 Details
September 06, 2015 reutere Delaware County, New York, United States September 06, 2015 Details
June 28, 2011 Carolyn Seaton Lake County, Illinois, United States September 04, 2015 Details
August 29, 2015 W. R. Evans Tompkins County, New York, United States September 03, 2015 Details
August 15, 2015 jim8435wisc Wood County, Wisconsin, United States August 18, 2015 Details
July 19, 2015 Doug Backlund Stanley County, South Dakota, United States July 22, 2015 Details
June 16, 2015 Sue Orlowski Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States July 13, 2015 Details
June 29, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada July 06, 2015 Details
June 22, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada June 23, 2015 Details
August 04, 2014 Peter Kennerley Ontario, Canada June 21, 2015 Details
June 19, 2015 Stylurus Cass County, Michigan, United States June 20, 2015 Details
June 17, 2015 rowley Wayne County, New York, United States June 18, 2015 Details
May 09, 2015 AJ Trently Shelby County, Tennessee, United States May 11, 2015 Details
September 01, 2014 Luvnstuff Saskatchewan, Canada March 11, 2015 Details
August 26, 2014 jani Manitoba, Canada September 14, 2014 Details
August 23, 2014 Joe Sebastiani Kent County, Delaware, United States August 24, 2014 Details
August 12, 2014 rogerashton Erie County, Ohio, United States August 14, 2014 Details
August 10, 2014 Trailmaker Jefferson County, Ohio, United States August 11, 2014 Details
July 12, 2014 ms722 Butler County, Ohio, United States July 16, 2014 Details