Bog Copper

Lycaena epixanthe

Genus Lycaena
Subfamily Coppers
Family Gossamer-wings
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Bog Copper

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Occurrence   Statewide except Berkshire and Suffolk counties - resident
Abundance Locally common to abundant
Flight Period Late June to early August
Notes Can be abundant in unsprayed cranberry bogs.
Overwintering Egg
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Bog Copper

Photo by Erik Nielsen - 7/6/2002
Sudbury

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Bog Copper

Photo by Tom Murray - 6/27/2004
Tully Lake, Athol

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Bog Copper

Photo by Frank Model - 7/21/2007
Tully Dam, Royalston
Female

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Bog Copper

Photo by Frank Model - 6/29/2007
Tully Dam, Royalston
Male

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Bog Copper

Photo by Frank Model - 6/26/2007
Tully Dam, Royalston

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Bog Copper

Photo by Frank Model - 6/29/2007
Tully Dam, Royalston
Female

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