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Female Great Copper, dorsal view
Text and photos © Neil Björklund, 2004

Willamette Valley Butterfly Rediscovered: Great Copper (Lycaena xanthoides) was rediscovered in the West Eugene Wetlands area in 2004 by OSU Doctoral Candidate Paul Severns. This was the first confirmed sighting of this species in Lane County, Oregon for more than 30 years.

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Updated 3-11-06