American Copper

Lycaena phlaeas

Genus Lycaena
Subfamily Coppers
Family Gossamer-wings
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Occurrence   Statewide - resident
Abundance Common to abundant
Flight Period Mid-April to mid-November
Notes One of our most ubiquitous butterflies
Overwintering Larva
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American Copper

Photo by Tom Whelan - 2002

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American Copper

Photo by Tom Murray - 5/15/2004
Harvard

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American Copper

Photo by Frank Model - 5/1/2007
Petersham
North Common Meadow
Form Caeruleopunctata
[Note blue dots.]

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American Copper

Photo © Dale Rhoda - 6/2/2006
Northampton Cemetery
Form Caeruleopunctata
Same individual as in the other 6/2/2006 photo.

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American Copper

Photo © Dale Rhoda - 6/2/2006
Northampton Cemetery
Form Caeruleopunctata
[Note blue dots.]

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American Copper

Photo © Ron Nuehring - 6/4/2006
Mt. Greylock

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American Copper

Photo by Tom Whelan - 8/31/2006

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American Copper

Photo by Barbara Spencer - 10/9/2007
Northampton Community Gardens

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