Bog Copper Lycaena epixanthe (Boisduval & Leconte, [1835])Endangered (MD)  -  S1 (Highly state rare)  -  Vulnerable  -  Garrett only    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Lycaenidae   >   Genus Lycaena   

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Bog Copper (Lycaena epixanthe) is a widespread boreal butterfly species, closely tied to northern bogs where its host plants occur. In Maryland all known populations of Bog Copper are found in high upland acidic bogs in Garrett County. They are considered a vulnerable and endangered species (S1-highly-state-rare) by the Maryland Heritage Program.

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The host plants are Large Cranberry and Small Cranberry.

There are 18 records in the project database.

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A Bog Copper in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/19/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A Bog Copper on its host plant, Large Cranberry - Garrett Co., Maryland (7/19/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

Bog Copper in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/19/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Bog Copper in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/13/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Bog Copper in Preston Co., West Virginia (7/15/2013). Photo by Annette Allor. (MBP list)

Bog Copper in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/4/2020). (c) tomfeild, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

Bog Coppers at 1000 Acre Heath, Maine (7/4/2010). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)


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