Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 1062665

Dorcas Copper
Lycaena dorcas

Observation date: August 23, 2015
Submitted by: Carmel Mothersill
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sorry it is so small but it was on its food plant then just went off deeper into the marsh. I think it is a female Dorcas copper on shrubby cinquefoil.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rosslayberry
Verified date: August 29, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, Ontario