Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1169459

Lustrous Copper
Lycaena cupreus

Observation date: July 12, 2018
Submitted by: Jon Kindschy
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: August 10, 2018
Coordinator notes: A brightly colored Snow's Copper female (Lycaena cupreus snowi). You must have been at or above timberline where you took this picture? Female Ruddy Coppers are never this orange and a larger percentage of female snowi are darker than this one. Mike
Checklist region(s): Gunnison County, United States, Colorado