Description

The forewings are coppery-orange with dark brown edges and black spots, it's hindwings are dark brown with a copper band at the bottom edges. The underside is a pale geyish-brown with black spots.

 

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)

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Where to sight species

Sunny Meadows and forest clearings.

Alverstone Walk, Cowes, Hamstead.

 

 

© Zoe Hughes
Sighting Times
Early Spring to Early Autumn.

 

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