Bronze Copper (Lycaena hyllus)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lycaena
Species: hyllus

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Divernon, Illinois
Cincinnati, Ohio

Members' Notes:

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On Jun 22, 2012, henryr10 from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

Sometimes you are just in the right spot.
Shot these on Halloween Eve just as the light was running out.

Positive

On Aug 7, 2010, jmorth from Divernon, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

An elusive specimen to find and picture. Finally found along a rural drainage ditch between fields of corn. It's postulated that some of the coppers in the midwest are dwindling in numbers because of modern agricultural practices and the disappearance of wetlands.