Status in Nova Scotia
Extremely rare. An isolated population exists in Inverness Co., Cape Breton. The Maritimes Butterfly Atlas
S-rank for this species is "S1?:Extremely rare: May be especially vulnerable to extirpation (typically 5 or fewer occurrences or very few remaining individuals)".
Late July to early August.
Fens where the larval food plant grows.
Shrubby Cinquefoil, Potentilla fruticosa
Similar Species in Nova Scotia
Similar to Maritime Copper
but smaller, and habitat completely different.
The Journal of the Acadian Entomological Society published a paper on the first record of this species in Nova Scotia. You can read it on-line,