Butterfly sighting

Jul 23 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: Tyler Forks Muskeg and adjacent uplands, off Shirley Lake Road south of Upson
Iron County

The Dorcas Coppers were my first ever. Both individuals had more extensive orange along the trailing edge of the hindwing than I expected but their size was equivalent to the adjacent Bog Coppers and the habitat fit Dorcas far better than Purplish Copper.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record