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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Bronze Copper (Lycaena (Hyllolycaena) hyllus)


  • BND: Bronze Copper; Lycaena (Hyllolycaena) hyllus (Cramer, 1775)
  • BNA: Bronze Copper; Lycaena hyllus
  • NDC: HYHY
  • Habitat: Open wet meadows with Polygonum or Rumex, pond margins, marshes, usually with neutral to alkaline soil pH
  • Larval food: Rumex crispus, R. obiculatus, Polygonum spp.
  • Adult flight: One brood, late June through July
  • References: Royer 88, Opler & Krizek 84, Scott 388
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