American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)

Locally common in the NC mountains and known from a few scattered localities in the piedmont and sandhills, this species has 3 broods in NC. It may be found off and on from March to November. Whether it's truly native to NC is still somewhat controversial.

American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Ashe Co., NC
29 Apr 2007


American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Moore Co., NC
10 June 2006

American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Moore Co., NC
10 June 2006

American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Alleghany Co., NC
1 July 2006

American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Alleghany Co., NC
1 July 2006
American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Alleghany Co., NC
1 July 2006

American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Kankakee Sands, Newton Co., IN
30 July 2015

American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Kankakee Sands, Newton Co., IN
30 July 2015
American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Kankakee Sands, Newton Co., IN
30 July 2015

American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Kankakee Sands, Newton Co., IN
30 July 2015

American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Allegan Co., MI
5 July 2004
American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Van Buren Co., MI
2 July 2004

Red Dock (Rumex acetosella) Red Dock, Sheep Sorrel, Sour-grass (Rumex acetosella)
Caswell Co., NC
17 June 2006

Rumex acetosella is one of the food plants for American Copper caterpillars.



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