Butterfly - Small Copper
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Taken at Cathkin Marsh on 13th July 2018 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 


Taken at Musselburgh on 24th August 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Underside
Taken at Barns Ness on 26th August 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.

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Butterfly - Small Copper.
Scientific Name:
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, Ragwort, Red Clover, Thistles and Yarrow.
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.