Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1020595

Great Copper
Lycaena xanthoides

Observation date: May 10, 2014
Submitted by: Josiah Gilbert
Specimen type: Photograph
Collection location: Josiah Gilbert (personal collection)
Observation notes: A couple of these were out.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: December 26, 2014
Coordinator notes: There may be cryptic species within what we are now calling Lycaena xanthoides, reasons why there are DNA differences in southern vs. northern California have not yet been explained-Ken Davenport