Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1048807

Hermes Copper
Lycaena hermes

Observation date: May 30, 2015
Submitted by: diwalks2@gmail.com
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: warm day low eighties this day was clear dry, easily startled by our approach, flying the first one we saw looked like a skipper. when it landing on buckwheat it was very clear that we had found something very special. " One of our most famous endemic butterflies" Emmel&Emmel P.62 Butterflies of southern california 1973
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 18, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County