Lycaenid pupae - Lycaena hyllus - Bronze Copper, on Dock


Pupa - dorso-lateral

Dock plant - location of pupa (arrow)

Pupa - close-up
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I have looked at this site for Bronze Copper larvae many times without success, but on 7/11/02 I found this pupa that must be this species, unless some other Lycaenid feeds on Dock. Another case of good camouflage. The pink matches the color of some Dock leaf edgings, and the darker orange matches the color of the seed heads. This looks newly pupated. I'll bet the greens and yellows get much darker.