The Gray Copper

A butterfly named after two colors, the gray copper, Lycaena dione, has been more common this year than previously.

It is quite large for a copper–in fact, it is large for the group of butterflies called “gossamer-winged butterflies.”  There are similar-looking butterflies among the group, but all are smaller.

They have one flight period per year, and it is almost over.

 

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Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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2 Responses to The Gray Copper

  1. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Beautiful

  2. Pingback: Rare butterflies in the Netherlands | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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