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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 … Continue reading


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How Could They Miss the Gray Copper?

One of the themes of my blog is the history surrounding the discovery of a small butterfly, Oarisma poweshiek, or the Poweshiek skipper.  The original description of the butterfly was published in 1870, and authored by Henry W. Parker.  I … Continue reading

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