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"Clayton's" Copper - Lycaena dorcas
Kelch Lake, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada
July 31, 2007
This images and the 3 other linked ones are all of Lycaena dorcas claytoni, a rare subspecies with a restricted range found in Maine and New Brunswick...

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Moved from Clayton's Copper.

Moved from Dorcas Copper.

Thanks Tom!
The main larval foodplant for this subspecies is Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa, aka Pentaphylloides fruticosa, Dasiphora floribunda etc) and it seems to go for the calcareous fens in the region...

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