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Species Lycaena epixanthe - Bog Copper - Hodges#4260

Bog Copper - Lycaena epixanthe - male Bog Copper - Lycaena epixanthe Bog Copper - Lycaena epixanthe - male Bog Copper - Lycaena epixanthe - female Lycaena epixanthe - male Bog Copper butterfly? - Lycaena epixanthe Bog Copper butterfly? - Lycaena epixanthe Bog Copper - Lycaena epixanthe
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Classification
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 epixanthe (Bog Copper - Hodges#4260)
Hodges Number
4260
Identification
Resembles Dorcas and Purplish Coppers, but smaller and has paler yellowish to whitish (not orange) under side. The upper side appears "plainer", especially in males, which show fewer and mostly much smaller dark spots, while females show little or no orange pattern above.
Range
Wisconsin and Manitoba east to Newfoundland, New Jersey, south to Virginia
Habitat
Bogs
Food
Larvae feed on Craberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon, V. oxycoccos, and perhaps others)
Print References
Brock and Kaufman, p. 84 (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)
Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Co.