Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1308944

Tailed Copper
Lycaena arota

Observation date: August 20, 2021
Submitted by: Nature Man 6
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seen along a dirt trail in Cienega Canyon, in the Sandia mountains in New Mexico. Nice sunny day, little breezy. Altitude about 7,000 feet
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: August 24, 2021
Coordinator notes: the size of a skipper, yes, but in fact a copper! thanks for submitting!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County