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Bog Copper Butterfly

Lycaena epixanthe

Description:

"Identification: Upperside of male brownish with purple iridescence; female dull gray-brown. Underside of both sexes white or pale tan; hindwing with very small black spots and red zigzag border on outer margin. Wing Span: 7/8 - 1 inch (2.2 - 2.5 cm)."

Habitat:

In a fen with sphagnum, Labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum), leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata), and small cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus).

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Gary Walton
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Gary Walton

Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Jul 29, 2019
Submitted on Jul 31, 2019

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