Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bronze Copper

I found this Bronze copper on 21 July 2012 as I trudged along the edge of the big pond in the St. Olaf College Natural Area. This habitat is perfect--the butterfly prefers wet areas near water. The species is found in much of central and northeastern North America. Kaufman reports that it is local but sometimes common in this habitat. The photograph is of a male. Females have more striking dots on their upper wings. The keys to identification of the Bronze Copper include the bottom side of its wings--orange on the upper wing, silver on the lower.

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