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Gray Copper Butterfly


Gray wings on top and white on bottom, the orange band of the Gray Copper is visible on both sides.


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TAXONOMY:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lycaena
Species: dione
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The Gray Copper Butterfly is also known by the name(s) of: Grey Copper; Great Copper. The Gray Copper Butterfly is typically 0.9 inches to 1.3 inches (25mm to 35mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: flying; white underneath; gray on top; orange along bottom of wing; white fringe.

It has a typical diet of the following: knotweed; dock.

Color Identification Guide



Various colors commonly associated with this Butterfly.

Orange
White
Gray

Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)


The map below showcases (in blue) the states and territories of North America where the Gray Copper Butterfly may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America.
Alaska  
Hawaii  
Prince Edward Is.  
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