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Purplish Copper (Lycaena (Epidemia) helloides)

  • BND: Purplish Copper; Lycaena (Epidemia) helloides (Boisduval, 1852)
  • BNA: Purplish Copper; Lycaena helloides
  • Habitat: Wastelands, wet ditches, open fields; a vagile species
  • Larval food: Rumex spp., Polygonum spp.
  • Adult flight: Two broods, June and August
  • References: Royer 90, Opler & Krizek 86, Scott 389
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