Butterfly - Small Copper
Taken at Troon on 20th August 2023 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Musselburgh  on 16th May 2019 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Musselburgh on 24th August 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File
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Taken at Barns Ness on 26th August 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Butterfly - Small Copper.
Species:
Order:
Family:
Lycaena phlaeas.
Lepidoptera.
Lycaenidae.
Larval Food:
Adult Food:
Wingspan:

Habitat:

Flies/Found:
Common and Sheep's Sorrel, Broad-leaved Dock.
Fleabane, Buttercups, Daisy, Dandelion, Hawkweeds, Heather and Ragwort.
26 - 36 mm.
Grassland, wasteland, heathland, old quarries, embankments and road verges and woodland.
May - October.
Typically 2 or 3 generations each year, depending on the weather, with 4 generations in extremely good years.