Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1233447

Mariposa Copper
Lycaena mariposa

Observation date: September 13, 2019
Submitted by: MAKI
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Forest opening at elevation of approximately 10,000'
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: September 16, 2019
Coordinator notes: This female has really bold black spots. I get these in subalpine forest west below Saddlebag Lake. This is a rarer butterfly than a Lustrous Copper!-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Mono County