Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1299475

Ruddy Copper
Lycaena rubidus

Observation date: July 06, 2021
Submitted by: twofried
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Male. Sunning itself so it presented an open-wing, stunning view of it's gorgeous copper-orange colored topside. Observed in 2 location now. Good year for them?
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: July 10, 2021
Coordinator notes: maybe a good year, but very few sightings, Taos and Colfax counties only. pretty limited distribution for this bug, so your observations are helpful.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Taos County