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Purplish? female? - Lycaena helloides - male

Purplish? female? - Lycaena helloides - Male
Fish Lake, north of Halfway, Baker County, Oregon, USA
August 7, 2006
We were thinking this is a female L. helloides. There were dozens flying around in a wet meadow above Fish Lake, about 6,000 ft in the Wallowas. The male looks more like a mariposa; could this be a female mariposa?

This is indeed a Purplish Copper - a male
Moved from Mariposa Copper.

Moved from Lycaena.

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