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Common Copper (male)

Lycaena salustius


This beautiful male Common Copper Butterfly, also known as NZ Coastal Copper Butterfly ( ) is bright orange with bold black markings on the wings.


On the flower amongst native plants and grasses, in the middle of the track in Okia Reserve ( ).


Thank you Ornithoptera80 for identifying this lovely butterfly! Further reading:

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Common Copper
Lycaena salustius Copper butterfly » Manaaki Whenua

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1 Comment

armadeus.4 2 years ago

Thank you Ornithoptera80 for the identification :)

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Okia Flat, Otago, New Zealand

Spotted on Dec 29, 2021
Submitted on Dec 30, 2021

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