Purplish Copper,  Lycaena helloides  <LEP69>


     With the proper lighting, the brown wings of the male shine with a stunning irridescent purple.  The forewing borders are brown, the hind wing edging is orange and dots are black.  The underside of the hindwing is cocoa-brown with orange zigzags, the forewing light orange, with brown dots over all.  A common adaptable species whose larvae feed on docks.  Adults visit flowers such as balsamroot.