Nectaring on mule fat (Baccharis salicifolia) in riparian area.
Sat with wings together. Copper coloured with no distinctive pattern or markings. 20 cent piece.
These tiny butterflies were all over the bay front on these plants which I haven't identified yet; these pictures are of two individuals
on native clematis
Western Pygmy Blue Butterfly. Very nice colors, feeding on Four-winged Salt Bush.
Two copper butterflies mating. It must be that time of year!
Flew very low over lawn, but did not settle
Number: 1 to 10
Trees / foliage: Lawn of grasses, clover, dandelions, daisies, etc.
Weather: Bright, warm, blustery from south
Site: Home garden
Lycaenidae is the second-largest family of butterflies (behind the Brush-footed butterflies), with over 5,000 species worldwide, whose members are also called gossamer-winged butterflies. They constitute about 40% of the known butterfly species.