Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1098337

Tailed Copper
Lycaena arota

Observation date: August 22, 2016
Submitted by: JulieArington
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Two males would fight mid-air, flying tight, fast circles together and then this individual would perch on a branch or rock in the same area. This is a deep, rocky canyon near a fast flowing creek. Weather was sunny with a temperature around 68 degrees.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: September 12, 2016
Coordinator notes: Yes Julie, I think this Tailed-Copper is a new record for Routt County. I will check further to see. I will also submit the record for inclusion in the Lepidopterists' NEWS Season Summary (to be published around May next year). Mike Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Routt County