Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1185965

Dorcas Copper
Lycaena dorcas

Observation date: September 07, 2018
Submitted by: Ed Rothwell
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Overcast, cool (65 degrees). In a brushy area next to a drainage ditch.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rosslayberry
Verified date: September 08, 2018
Coordinator notes: Helloides has almost no black spots on hindwing underside.
Checklist region(s): Jackson County, United States, Michigan