Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa)

Found in western open conifer forests from Colorado to California and nearly reaching Alaska. Pyle and Hammond (2018, Journal Lep Soc 72:1) detail twelve subspecies of this butterfly.
Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea) Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
Near Condon, north of Seeley Lake, Missoula Co., MT
11 July 2014

Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
Near Condon, Missoula Co., MT
27 June 2015
Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
Near Condon, Missoula Co., MT
11 June 2015

Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa) Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa)
Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
MPG North, Missoula Co., MT
19 July 2013
Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
MPG North, Missoula Co., MT
19 July 2013

Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa) Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa) #3708
Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
Seeley Creek Ponds, Powell Co., MT
20 July 2013

Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa) Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa) #0981
Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
Near Condon, north of Seeley Lake, Missoula Co., MT
11 July 2014

Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa) Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa) #1012
Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
Near Condon, north of Seeley Lake, Missoula Co., MT
11 July 2014

Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa) Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa)
Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
Near Condon, Missoula Co., MT
11 July 2014
Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
Near Condon, Missoula Co., MT
11 July 2014

The white balance on my camera was incorrectly adjusted for the next several photos.
Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
Near Condon, Missoula Co., MT
27 June 2015
Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
Near Condon, Missoula Co., MT
27 June 2015

Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
Near Condon, Missoula Co., MT
2 July 2015

Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
Near Condon, Missoula Co., MT
12 July 2015

Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
Near Condon, Missoula Co., MT
12 July 2015

Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
Near Condon, Missoula Co., MT
12 July 2015
Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
Near Condon, Missoula Co., MT
12 July 2015

Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa) Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
Near Condon, Missoula Co., MT
11 July 2014

In the clutches of a crab spider



Below are Mariposa Coppers from the Montana-Idaho border
#2631
Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
Lolo Pass, Idaho Co., ID
23 July 2014

#2666
Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa thea)
Lolo Pass, Idaho Co., ID
23 July 2014


Below are Washington Mariposa Coppers
Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa) Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa) Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa cascadia), female
Reflection Lakes, Mt. Rainier, WA
10 Aug 2004
#1693


Below are California Mariposa Coppers
Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa) Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa mariposa), female
Plumas Co., CA
15 July 2007


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