Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 546079

Lustrous Copper
Lycaena cupreus

Observation date: July 18, 2011
Submitted by: Christian.Nunes
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: A single individual seen at about 14,000 ft on the northeast face of Mt. Evans, Clear Creek County, CO
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: July 31, 2011
Coordinator notes: Perhaps somewhat unusual at this high of altitude. The host might grow in favorable spots although it is most common from treeline to around 13,000 Ft.
Checklist region(s): Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States