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Species Lycaena editha - Edith's Copper - Hodges#4254

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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 editha (Edith's Copper - Hodges#4254)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
This species is in the subgenus Chalceria Scudder, 1876
This subgenus is sometimes separated as a distinct genus.
From the Rockies in Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado to the Sierras in California.
Mostly upland, often mountain areas.
Reported as Potentilla and Horkelia, both unusual for this subgenus.
Sometimes considered to be a subspecies of Lycaena xanthoides, which it replaces to the east. It is a smaller, but similar and more strongly patterned insect. Lycaena dione is again larger, with smaller spots below, and replaces this species to the east.