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Bronze Copper Lycaena hyllus


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Bronze Copper
credit: D. Gordon E. Robertson/CCSA

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Family: Lycaenidae, Gossamer-wing Butterflies view all from this family

Description The Bronze Copper (Lycaena hyllus) is a butterfly of the lycaenids family found in North America.

The upperside of the Bronze Copper has a brown background with golden zig-zag borders along the margins of the hindwings. Females have lighter areas in the forewings with several dark spots within the lighter areas. The undersides are primarily white with dark spots and underlieing orange areas. Wingspan: 23 to 38 mm.

It is widespread from Alberta to northern Nevada in the west through to the east coasts of Canada and United States.

Dimensions 1 1/4-1 3/8" (32-35 mm).

Habitat Freshwater swamps, marshes & bogs, Meadows & fields.

Range New England, Eastern Canada, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic, Western Canada, Rocky Mountains, Plains, Great Lakes, Southeast.