Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1046973

Great Copper
Lycaena xanthoides

Observation date: June 06, 2015
Submitted by: ezeemonee
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Butterfly was perched on coyote bush in creek bed of Crosley Creek. It would chase other butterflies of the same species as well as most other butterflies that flew by, then it would return to the same general area to perch. Sunny day with temps in the 80's F. There was a large flowering buckeye bush nearby where this butterfly was feeding briefly.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 08, 2015
Coordinator notes: This is a very worn male-Ken Davenport