Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1164319

Lustrous Copper
Lycaena cupreus

Observation date: June 20, 2018
Submitted by: WhiteRaven
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Very vibrant orange. Butterflies seemed to be warming themselves and drying out after a cool wet night. The one in the photo is perched on the unopened flower head of a plant in the buckwheat family.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevekohler
Verified date: November 20, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Idaho