Lycaena hyllus – Bronze Copper

Caterpillar foods:  herbs in the Polygonaceae including Curly Dock (Rumex crispus)  (BAMONA)

This is an uncommon butterfly in our wetland.

7/1/2013

Bronze Copper 7-1-13 1

 

6/23/2014   male

Bronze Copper 6-23-14 1

 

6/23/2014   male

Bronze Copper 6-23-14 1

 

6/23/2018  female

 

6/27/2018   female

 

7/15/2021  Tiny caterpillar found feeding on Rumex – one of the native species.  Caterpillar is about 3mm long.

 

7/19/2021  Feeding damage on Rumex leaf

 

7/25/2021  Now 9mm long.

 

7/28/2021 15mm long

 

8/5/2021 Pupa

 

8/14/2021  Older pupa

 

8/14/2021  Older pupa with dark spots at one end

 

8/14/2021  Pupa with dark spots

 

8/15/2021  Pupa just before adult emerged

 

8/15/2021  Newly emerged adult pumping up its wings

 

8/15/2021  Adult with fully expanded wings

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