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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Little Copper (Lycaena (Lycaena) phlaeas)

  • BND: Little Copper; Lycaena (Lycaena) phlaeas (Linnaeus, 1761)
  • BNA: American Copper; Lycaena phlaeas
  • Habitat: Disturbed habitats, vacant lots, scrublands; the only ND record is doubtful
  • Larval food: Rumex spp.
  • Adult flight: Two broond, June and August
  • References: Royer 86, Opler & Krizek 82, Scott 387
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