Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1308807

Tailed Copper
Lycaena arota

Observation date: August 11, 2021
Submitted by: Joshua C
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I read that these open their wings as part of a courtship display but I didn't see any others nearby.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: August 24, 2021
Coordinator notes: they also may bask with wings open.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County