Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1259377

Purplish Copper
Lycaena helloides

Observation date: July 09, 2020
Submitted by: Cactuswren1976
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Quite common along most of the route from 10,000 to 12,000 ft. elev. Nectaring on a groundsel and fireweed, and alighting on the ground at approx. 10,250 ft. elev. Two different individuals are pictured.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 12, 2020
Coordinator notes: very nice!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Santa Fe County