Officials propose California butterfly for threatened list

This June 8, 2010, photo shows a Hermes Copper (Lycaena hermes) butterfly near Barrett Lake, south of Alpine, southeastern San Diego County, Calif. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed adding a California butterfly, the rare Hermes copper (Lycaena hermes), to the list of threatened species. The service filed its proposal Jan. 8, 2020.