Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1257389

Lustrous Copper
Lycaena cupreus

Observation date: June 26, 2020
Submitted by: Tim Shortell
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Photographed in talus field at approx. 11,000 ft., near Lost Lake Campground, Gunnison National Forest.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: October 25, 2020
Coordinator notes: Correct Tim....ssp. snowi....I think Snow's Copper had a fairly good flight this year despite much of the high altitude species flying poorly due to lower snowpack than average and everything dried out terribly in most places due to the drought. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Gunnison County