Tailed Copper Butterfly  (two photos)
Lycaena arota

Lyacaena arota
It's always fun to find a new butterfly because I don't run into them all that often but when I do, it's
exciting.  Most of the time they elude me but this time I got off a few shots.  ©
Carol Davis, 7-17-2012

tailed copper butterfly
This Tailed Copper, that was hanging around Red Butte Gardens, lives up to its "copper" name
with some vivid orange colors on its wings and upturned "tail".
The left wings had either been
snagged by something or perhaps chewed on by another insect.
© Carol Davis, 7-17-2012

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