Canterbury Alpine Boulder Copper (Lycaena tama)
Lycaena tama (Canterbury alpine boulder copper) is a small endemic butterfly with > 11 mm forewing length. It inhabits alpine areas in Canterbury and the Mackenzie basin. Adults fly during October to April. The larval host plant is the Muehlenbeckia species (pohuehue).
Photographs taken at Arthurs Pass, Central South Island, New Zealand