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Photo#109359
Bronze Copper - Lycaena hyllus - female

Bronze Copper - Lycaena hyllus - Female
Norris City, White County, Illinois, USA
May 12, 2007
Size: 1 1/8 - 1 1/4 in. long
I have never seen this kind of Butterfly before, of that I'm sure. I can't tell what color it is, but I'm hoping someone will be able to identify this butterfly for me.

This image is linked from this BugGuide article:

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Bronze Copper - Lycaena hyllus - female Bronze Copper - Lycaena hyllus - female

Lycaenid
No expert on butterflies, but reminds me of:

 
Yes, It Does
It does look like my Butterfly, except on the inside. Where the one at the link you sent was virtually plain on the upper wings, mine has a lot more markings and colors. Could it just be the difference between a male and female?

 
Apparently
This image is more like yours:

According to Butterflies and Moths of North America, the difference is between male and female, which would make yours a female.

 
Same Place
Hey, that's the exact same image, from the same website, that I used to determine mine was a female. Were you reading my mind!? Thanks for all the effort you went to!

 
Great minds...
The image is on BugGuide, and the link for the website is on the info page for the species here as well.

 
Yes, That's It
I checked elsewhere and a female, which is what mine is, has much more markings on the inside of the wings than does a male. Thanks for identifying her for me!

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