Edith=s Copper (LEP70) Lycaena xanthoides editha


     Edith was the sweetheart of an early lepidopterist, who named this pretty butterfly for her.  It lives in the West, occurring in both Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks.  The female shown is dusky brown with pale orange patches bearing black spots.  A pale orange pattern encirciles the bottom edge of the hindwing.  Shown here probing forget-me-not.