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Common Copper; Manto bicolor

Lycaena phlaeas

Description:

Lycaenidae. The upperside forewings are a bright orange with a dark outside edge border and with eight or nine black spots. The hindwings are dark with an orange border. Some females also have a row of blue spots inside the orange border and are known as form caeruleopunctata. The undersides are patterned in a similar way but are paler. The black spots on the forewings are outlined in yellow and the dark colouring is replaced by a pale brownish, grey. The hindwings are the same brown/grey colour with small black dots and a narrow orange border. The caterpillars (larvae) are usually green, but some have a purple stripe down the middle of the back and along each side.

Habitat:

Alpine meadow. Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama. Peñalara

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/640 sec.; f/13; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired

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arlanda
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arlanda

Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jul 23, 2015
Submitted on Sep 30, 2015

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