Lane County Butterfly Club

Our Mission

We foster enjoyment, knowledge, and conservation of butterflies through educational presentations, field trips, monitoring, and habitat conservation projects.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 – “Flowers that Fly”, An Introduction to our Amazing Butterfly Fauna

Chapter Officers

President

Sharon Blick

Vice President

Sue Anderson

Treasurer

Jim Mitchell

Secretary

Jim Blick

Officers at Large

Rick Ahrens

Lori Humphreys

Website Manager

Dala Gant

If you have questions, or would like to receive informational updates about our events, please contact Sharon Blick at [email protected] As a member of our email list, you will receive only one or two emails each month and we never share our lists.

Blue Copper (Lycaena heteronea)

Photo by Alison Center

Species Characteristics:
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.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Blick at [email protected]