Canterbury alpine boulder copper butterfly (Lycaena tama)
Species: L. tama
Binominal name: Lycaena tama
Common name: Canterbury alpine boulder copper
Lycaena tama (Canterbury alpine boulder copper) is an 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 larvae host plant is the Muehlenbeckia species (pohuehue).