Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1093064

Dorcas Copper
Lycaena dorcas

Observation date: August 01, 2016
Submitted by: kmelville
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This is one pair of many observed mating in the dryer area of the Peters River salt marsh (Bathurst Side) on this warm sunny afternoon.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rosslayberry
Verified date: August 14, 2016
Coordinator notes: BAMONA stupidly refuses to accept Lycaena dospassosi as a species, so I have to call it L. dorcas. Sorry about that. Ross Layberry
Checklist region(s): Canada, New Brunswick