Nivalis Copper (LEP67) Lycaena nivalis


     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.