Bronze Copper Butterfly Lycaena hyllus   Save
Bronze Copper Butterfly Lycaena hyllus
Description: The bronze copper is a rare butterfly most commonly found in northern Ohio, but very rarely in southern Ohio. It is a member of the Lycaenidae (gossamer winged) family and generally lives in very moist habitats, like swamps, ponds, and streams between May and October with peaks in June, July, August, and early September. This species has a wingspan of 1.5 to 1.9 inches (3.8 to 4.8 cm). In Ohio there are more than 150 species of butterflies. Twenty-seven different species of butterflies representing five families can be found in the Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook, including all seven species of butterflies that are listed as endangered in Ohio. Butterflies are a part of the order Lepidoptera (from the Greek words lepis, which means scale and pteron, which means wing). There are nearly 17,500 species of butterflies world-wide. Approximately 750 of these can be found in North America. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1360_1156371_009
Subjects: Plants and Animals; Butterflies; Insects; Lycaenidae
Places: Ohio