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.