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Gray Copper (Lycaena (Gaeides) dione)


  • BND: Gray Copper; Lycaena (Gaeides) dione (Scudder, 1868)
  • BNA: Gray Copper; Lycaena dione
  • NDC: GAXA
  • Habitat: Prairie meadows, ditches, disturbed areas
  • Larval food: Rumex obtusifolius
  • Adult flight: One brood, late June through July
  • References: Royer 87, Opler & Krizek 83, Scott 391
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