American Copper (LEP61) Lycaena phlaeas


     This species is also found in Europe, where in England it is known as the Small Copper.  The forewing above is fiery orange with dark brown spots and borders.  The pattern is reversed on the hindwing, with red spots and bands against dusky brown.  The coloration beneath is similar except the orange is paler and the brown lighter and grayer with inky black spots.