Dorcas Copper (Lycaena dorcas)

Male - Réserve faunique La Vérendrye, QC 2014/07/18

Dorcas Copper ( Lycaena dorcas )

Female - Brucedale Conservation Area, ON 2015/07/23

Dorcas Copper ( Lycaena dorcas )

Male - Brucedale Conservation Area, ON 2015/07/23

Dorcas Copper (Lycaena dorcas)

Lac Malartic, QC 2018/07/03

Member of Family: Lycaenidae

French common name: Cuivré de la potentille

This butterfly is similar to the Bog Copper, but it has more of an orange colour on the underside. Also, the male has more dark spots on the upper side than does the male Bog Copper. When fresh, the male typically has more of a purplish cast to the upperside as shown at bottom left.

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