Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1081675

Great Copper
Lycaena xanthoides

Observation date: May 19, 2016
Submitted by: Bdog
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sunny mid 70s. Made the only Heliotrope flower I saw in the area its territory in the deep part of a wash. Obsessed with this flower, nectaring constantly and chasing off anything else nearby. Nearby crab spider was moved to a better location :).
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: May 23, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Riverside County