Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1372477

Purplish Copper
Lycaena helloides

Observation date: September 18, 2023
Submitted by: Nelson Mostow
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seen at Yampa River Botanic Park in Steamboat Springs Colorado
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: November 08, 2023
Coordinator notes: You ID is correct...a female...looks like a bit hybrid with the higher altitude populations that I recognized as the Mountain Copper...Tharsalea florus florus. BAMONA has a ways-to-go to catch-up on advances in names on the selection list. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Routt County