Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1130898

Dorcas Copper
Lycaena dorcas

Observation date: July 30, 2017
Submitted by: RobertWeeden
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Ponds in boreal spruce forest. 75 F sunny. These two moths were whirling around each other at a ferocious pace making a circle about 6-8 inches in diameter. They did not stop, and I was unable to get a better picture.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: August 03, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Fairbanks North Star, United States, Alaska