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Bronze Copper - Lycaena hyllus
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Bronze Copper - Wallace Bay NWA, NS - 2011-07-06
Photo © Jim Edsall
Status in Nova Scotia
Very few records.

Flight Period
Late June to late August. Very few records.

Habitat
Wet meadows, marshes.

Larval Foodplants
Curled Dock (Rumex crispus), Water Dock (R. orbiculatus), Knotweed (Polygonum spp.).

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
None.

Notes
We found this species in a wet field at Oakfield, Halifax Co. in the 1980s. Since this sighting was very close to the main rail line into NS, they may have arrived via train. More recent records have been from locations near the border with New Brunswick.

Bronze Copper - Maccan, NS, 2010-08-27
Bronze Copper - Male - Maccan, NS - 2010-08-27
2010-08-27
Photo © Jim Edsall
Bronze Copper - Maccan, NS, 2012-06-27
Bronze Copper - Maccan, NS - 2012-06-27
2012-06-27
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer
Bronze Copper - Maccan wetland park, 2013-08-18
Bronze Copper - Male - Maccan wetland park - 2013-08-18
2013-08-18
Photo © Joan Hill
Bronze Copper - Maccan wetland park, 2013-08-18
Bronze Copper - Male - Maccan wetland park - 2013-08-18
2013-08-18
Photo © Joan Hill
Bronze Copper - Apple River, 2013-08-31
Bronze Copper - Apple River - 2013-08-31
2013-08-31
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer
Bronze Copper - Apple River, NS, 2013-08-31
Bronze Copper - Apple River, NS - 2013-08-31
2013-08-31
Photo © Kathleen F. Spicer
Bronze Copper - North Wallace Road, 2014-07-20
Bronze Copper - Male - North Wallace Road - 2014-07-20
2014-07-20
Photo © Phil Schappert
Bronze Copper - North Wallace Road, 2014-07-20
Bronze Copper - Male - North Wallace Road - 2014-07-20
2014-07-20
Photo © Phil Schappert