Bronze Copper Lycaena hyllus (Cramer, 1775)    Synonyms: Tharsalea hyllus.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Lycaenidae   >   Genus Lycaena   

Status:

The Bronze Copper has been in drastic decline across the state. Many populations are now considered extirpated, especially in the Piedmont.

Where to find:

Wet open sedgy swales and freshwater to brackish marshes with plentiful Rumex.

Relationships:

Host plants include various species of Rumex including the native Swamp Dock and the non-native Curly Dock.

There are 75 records in the project database.

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A Bronze Copper in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/2/2013). Photo by Annette Allor. (MBP list)

Bronze Copper in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/7/2007). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Bronze Copper in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/7/2007). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Bronze Copper in Howard Co., Maryland (10/18/2016). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Bronze Copper in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/6/2019). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Bronze Copper in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/25/2019). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A Bronze Copper in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/15/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Bronze Copper in Howard Co., Maryland (10/19/2016). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)

A Bronze Copper in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/23/2005). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Bronze Copper in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/7/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Bronze Copper in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/30/2022). (c) rborchelt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by rborchelt via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Bronze Copper in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/3/2021). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

A Bronze Copper in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (5/27/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Bronze Copper in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/2/2022). (c) matt whitbeck, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by matt_whitbeck via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Bronze Copper in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/20/2005). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

Bronze Copper in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/9/2021). (c) celastrina, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by celastrina via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Bronze Copper in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/6/2019). (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Bronze Copper in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/25/2021). (c) rborchelt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by rborchelt via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Bronze Copper in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/4/2021). (c) tomfeild, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

A Bronze Copper in Howard Co., Maryland (7/21/1996). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Bronze Copper in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/30/2018). Photo by Erica Weick. (MBP list)

Bronze Copper in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/25/2021). (c) rborchelt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by rborchelt via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Bronze Copper in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/14/2020). (c) cbrighton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by cbrighton via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Bronze Copper in Talbot Co., Maryland (9/29/2017). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

Bronze Copper in Talbot Co., Maryland (10/15/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)


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