Lycaena helloides

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper - Lycaena helloides
A female Purplish Copper - Lycaena helloides - from a creek-side area not far from where highway 74 meets the 371 in Riverside Co. This and the following three shots were taken August 3rd and 4th, 2011.
Purplish Copper - Lycaena helloides
Purplish Copper - Lycaena helloides
Purplish Copper - Lycaena helloides
Purplish Copper - Lycaena helloides
This is a male Purplish Copper - Lycaena helloides - at an excellent place to find them: the Trout Pond Trailhead, Lake Cuyamaca, San Diego Co., October 6, 2007.
Purplish Copper - Lycaena helloides
A female Purplish Copper, at the same spot around Lake Cuyamaca, October 6, 2007.
Purplish Copper - Lycaena helloides
One more male, same place on August 25, 2007.
Purplish Copper - Lycaena helloides
Male, same place on October 6, 2007.
Purplish Copper - Lycaena helloides
A Purplish Copper had recently emerged, leaving this pupal skin behind on a dock plant. Riverside Co. near Keen Camp, August 4, 2011.

©Dennis Walker