Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1141884

Lustrous Copper
Lycaena cupreus

Observation date: September 06, 2016
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: High alpine. Silver Pick Basin. Coppers and Parnassians.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: December 26, 2017
Coordinator notes: Your ID is correct. This is also commonly called Snow's Copper. Some day it might be found to be a distinct species from Lycaena curpreus. Sorry I took so long to ID your submission. If you have any others I will get them finished this week. Mike
Checklist region(s): San Miguel County, United States, Colorado