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Lilac-bordered Copper

Lycaena nivalis

Description:

Small butterfly,in the second picture you can see the underside of the wings which is yellow with dots. ID?

Habitat:

Kings' Canyon National Park, in a pine forest

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5 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Now with an ID

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Kat Cuff

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Keith Roragen for the ID. I couldn't get a better angle.

KatCuff
KatCuff 9 years ago

Lovely!

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 9 years ago

One of the Coppers. It is difficult to know which one without seeing the underside. Lilac-bordered seems like a good candidate.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/25094

LuisStevens
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LuisStevens

Tulare, California, USA

Spotted on Jun 4, 2012
Submitted on Jun 15, 2012

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