Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1160626

Gorgon Copper
Lycaena gorgon

Observation date: June 04, 2018
Submitted by: Lisahug
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: one male was seen briefly feeding on a Cotoneaster bush at the beginning of the trail (11:15). When I returned to the trailhead, there were 2 chasing each other on the freshly cut short grass (1:20). I got quick looks at one that looked like a female with some purplish patterns on the upperside. I don't know if the female looks different from the underside or not. I am not sure which sex I photographed on the plantain.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 06, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Sonoma County, United States, California