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Brown Butterfly - Lycaena mariposa

Brown Butterfly - Lycaena mariposa
Umatilla National Forest, 4900 feet ele. South of Pilot Rock, Umatilla County, Oregon, USA
July 25, 2013
Size: body about 12mm
Feeding on clover


Moved from ID Request.

Looks like one of the Copper butterfles
I am not familiar with western Coppers but it is interesting to note that several species have rather drab brown dorsal view males. Maybe Mariposa copper which exist at high elevations but even the apparently rare Edith's copper is possible.

I agree with Mariposa Copper.

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