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Blue & Copper (Lycaenidae)Paralucia pyrodiscus

Fiery Copper at Mount Taylor

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Paralucia pyrodiscus at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017
Paralucia pyrodiscus at Mount Taylor - 30 Nov 2017

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Author's notes

First photo showing wings opened - this is about as far wide as they open them, and they don't do it very often. Second photo more typical pose with wings closed.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • Xerochrysum viscosum Associated plant
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size (mm)
  • Female Gender
  • 30 Nov 2017 Recorded on
  • MatthewFrawley Recorded by

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