Tharsalea dione (Scudder, 1868)
Status: Widespread but local resident, can be abundant when found
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Range: This butterfly is found from southern portions of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba southeast to western Oklahoma, most of Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota. In Nebraska it is found throughout the state and should eventually be found in every county.
Broods/Flight Times: One flight peaking in mid-late June. Nebraska records range from 8 June – 28 July .
Larval Hostplant(s): Dock (Rumex sp.)
Habitat: Dione Coppers have been found in a variety of habitats including wet meadows and weedy road ditches near their host plants.
Found at: Rainwater Basins
Overwintering: As eggs
Similar Species: Bronze Copper