Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 726539

Lustrous Copper
Lycaena cupreus

Observation date: July 02, 2012
Submitted by: eal79
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: July 16, 2012
Coordinator notes: This is very atypical, but appears to be an extreme female phenotype. It does not appear to be a Ruddy Copper (L. rubidus) though that occurs in that county.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Tulare County