Small Copper

Lycaena phlaeas – One of my favourite of the small butterflies, but one I see much too infrequently here. But thankfully, according to Butterfly Conservation, its priority is low and it is not threatened here in Britain or across Europe as a whole. I came across this one in a local field settled on Oxeye Daisy.

Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas

Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas

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39 thoughts on “Small Copper

  1. I had to do a double-take. We have a similar butterfly that feeds on a similar daisy, and I had to go look at my photos to be sure both are different from yours. They are, but it’s fun seeing such similarities.

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