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Purplish copper
Lycaena helloides

Purplish copper
Purplish copper
Purplish copper
Purplish copper

Type of Insect: butterfly
Size: small
Overall Color: orange and purplish
Larval Foods: docks and cinquefoils
Adult Foods:
Larval Type: caterpillar
status: common
Description: purplish or orange with wavy orange line on margin of hindwings, increasing in abundance as summer progresses

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies,moths)
Family: 03 Lycaenidae (harvesters,coppers,blues,hairstreaks)
SubFamily: 01 Lycaeninae (coppers)
Genus: Lycaena
Species: helloides

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