Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1278423

Lustrous Copper
Lycaena cupreus

Observation date: July 02, 2020
Submitted by: Christian.Nunes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Two or three seen, but I had to get lucky for this one to stop long enough to get a photo.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: November 22, 2020
Coordinator notes: Yes Christian, a tough one to get good photos as they are constantly from one spot to another. Seems to have had a good flight this year. I saw several when I crossed Cottonwood Pass and checked the top in early July. Driest that I have ever seen the Colorado tundra at that location anyway. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado