American Copper

I’ve been stopping by a nearby field with foxtails, waiting to see what perches on them. Here’s a favorite common butterfly, American Copper. They are roughly the size of a small postage stamp. They can have big flights of almost 1000 butterflies in some years and locations, but I see then in smaller numbers in fields, powerlines, and open settings.

American Copper, copyright Thomas Whelan

American Copper


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