Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1261068

Tailed Copper
Lycaena arota

Observation date: July 17, 2020
Submitted by: topper72
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Mostly cloudy; slight to moderate breeze at times; temp around 70 degrees F; observed this damaged female briefly nectaring on Aspen Fleabane at ~9400 ft. elevation. Couldn't get a decent ventral shot.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 19, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Los Alamos County