NABA Eugene – Springfield
North American Butterfly Association, Lane County Chapter
NABA Eugene-Springfield is the Lane County chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA)
Our local chapter’s focus is on fostering the enjoyment of watching and identifying butterflies in the field, and conservation through education on butterfly natural history and gardening for butterflies and other pollinators. Activities in the coming year will include:
- Field trips (spring/summer)
- Butterfly counts
- Presentations by local and regional experts on butterfly ecology, watching, identification, gardening and conservation
Officers at Large
Blue Copper (Lycaena heteronea)
Photo by Alison Center
Page 28 of Butterflies of Lane County, A pocket guide to the 85 regularly occurring species of Lane County, Oregon.
Wingspan: 1 1/8 – 1 ¼ inches
Description: Male (featured) is bright sky-blue with distinctive black veins; female grey-blue or
slate grey with dark spots and soft brown shading. Both sexes below nearly white with black spots on FW;HW variable, with or without blurred darker spots.
Abundance: Locally abundant at higher elevations. Flies early July to early September; peaks in July.
Host Plant: Buckwheats
Comment: Males will often return to the same perch after being disturbed. The Blue Copper flies more aggressively than blues.