Gray Copper

Lycaena dione

Appearance: A large copper; above, dark gray with an orange median band and the trace of a tail. Males have two black cell dots on the forewing. Below, light gray with many black spots and an orange marginal band.

Size: Small; 1 5/16 to 1 1/2 inches.

Habitat: Meadows, fields, pastures, open areas along roads and ditches where dock is found

Season: Late May through July

Larval Foodplant: Docks

Did You Know…
Look for this creature where you find sheep sorrel or curly dock.

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