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Species Lycaena dione - Gray Copper - Hodges#4253.1

Grey Copper - Lycaena dione - female Grey Copper, larva - Lycaena dione Gray Copper - Lycaena dione Lycaena dione - female Grey Copper - Lycaena dione - male Butterfly  - Lycaena dione Lycaena dione Lycaena dione - male
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Lycaeninae (Coppers)
Genus Lycaena
Species dione (Gray Copper - Hodges#4253.1)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Grey Copper (Canadian spelling)
Great Copper
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
This species is in the subgenus Chalceria Scudder, 1876
This subgenus is sometimes separated as a distinct genus.
Plains and Prairies from southern Alberta and Manitoba to Illinois, Colorado, and Oklahoma
Knotweed Polygonum species, and Dock Rumex species.
This species is sometimes considered to be a subspecies of Lycaena xanthoides, to which it is similar.