Species Page: Bronze Copper (Tharsalea hyllus)

Bronze Copper

Tharsalea hyllus (Cramer, 1775)

Family: Lycaenidae

Status: Occasional resident

NENHP Rank: 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.

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

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

Overwintering: As eggs.

Habitat: Weedy moist areas where hostplants prosper.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 1/4 – 1 7/8 inches

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Similar Species: Great Gray Copper is similar in size.