Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Dorcas Copper
Lycaena dorcas

Observation date: August 03, 2022
Submitted by: John Gibbons
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This is a narrow boggy area with grasses, sedges and low shrubs that borders a shallow tidal inlet. Without effort, I saw 60-80 adults, as many as 7-8 on one cinquefoil and 15 in a small area. They were mainly on cinquefoil but also some on yarrow and a few on silverweed.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jmgesell
Verified date: August 03, 2022
Coordinator notes: Female
Checklist region(s): Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador