Nivalis Copper, Lycaena nivalis <LEP67>
An alternative name is the Lilac-bordered Copper, referring to the broad, irregular band of soft lilac-purple that surrounds the underside of the hindwing. Orange crescents run through the lilac field. The rest of the lower surface is a rich orange yellow, with black spots. Nivalis refers to snow. The insect inhabits the cool mountains of the West.