American Copper

Species caption line: Cols 1 - 2: Species common name (followed by the wingspan range in inches). Col 3: Occurrence level & flight period. Col 4: Habitat. Col 5: Typically visits (for nectaring). Col 6: Larval host plants.

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park; UMDCF - University of Maryland Central Farm.

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American Copper (0.75–1.4") Uncommon: Jun thru Aug Weedy, grassy fields White clover Sheep sorrel
American Copper

April 19, 2012
Western Regional Park
Bonnie Ott

American Copper

May 11, 2014
Mount Pleasant
Kevin Hefferian

American Copper

May 11, 2014
Mount Pleasant
Kevin Hefferian

American Copper

June 7, 2012
Mount Pleasant
Annette Allor

American Copper

June 8, 2012
Mount Pleasant
Annette Allor

American Copper

June 12, 2009
Mount Pleasant
Richard Orr

American Copper

July 23, 2013
Western Regional Park
Bonnie Ott

American Copper

August 30, 2008
Woodstock Road (PVSP)
Wesley Earp

American Copper

September 4, 2011
UMDCF
Bonnie Ott

American Copper

September 24, 2009
Mount Pleasant
Bonnie Ott

American Copper

September 24, 2009
Mount Pleasant
Bonnie Ott

American Copper

October 12, 2013
Alpha Ridge Landfill
Bonnie Ott