Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1046319

Hermes Copper
Lycaena hermes

Observation date: May 30, 2015
Submitted by: diwalks2@gmail.com
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Emmel and Emmel have plates and descriptions in The Butterflies of Southern California. pg. 62, pg.127, I think much has changed in San Diego since the first printing of this book. San Diego's population explosion, many fires. this butterfly is probably not as secure as once thought? Applications to have this butterfly listed as endangered have been filed and time will tell. extremely bright yellow with orange tales orange and black topside. Photo's don't tell the whole story\ a must see! its a beauty.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 02, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County