Bronze Copper

Tharsalea hyllus (Cramer, 1775)

Family: Lycaenidae

Status: Statewide, but local. can be common when found

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: Found from Alberta southeast to the Great Lakes region east to the New England states south to Virginia and Kansas. It is found statewide in Nebraska.

Broods/Flight Times: Double brooded with flights peaking in late June and late August

Larval Hostplant(s): Various docks (Rumex species)

Habitat: Mostly in weedy moist areas where host plants prosper

Overwinter: As eggs

Similar Species: Dione Copper


Bronze Copper, Rowe Sanctuary, Photo by N. Dankert
Bronze Copper – male dorsal
Bronze Copper – female dorsal
Bronze Copper – ventral view
Bronze Copper – side view

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