Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1241689

Ruddy Copper
Lycaena rubidus

Observation date: July 14, 2019
Submitted by: stevecary
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: few seen, but at least 1 male and 1 female
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: May 30, 2020
Coordinator notes: Correct ID and both sexes.....still much resistance to using gender-agreed letter endings for the leps.....its not what the author of the name used and therefore, the names should not be changed in that manner (rubida vs. rubidus)! Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Lake County