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Common Copper (male)

Lycaena salustius

Description:

This beautiful male Common Copper Butterfly, also known as NZ Coastal Copper Butterfly (https://www.juliesbutterflies.com/coasta... ) is bright orange with bold black markings on the wings.

Habitat:

On the flower amongst native plants and grasses, in the middle of the track in Okia Reserve (https://www.yellow-eyedpenguin.org.nz/ou... ).

Notes:

Thank you Ornithoptera80 for identifying this lovely butterfly! Further reading: https://nzbutterfly.info/resident/common...

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Common Copper
Lycaena salustius Copper butterfly » Manaaki Whenua


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1 Comment

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 6 months ago

Thank you Ornithoptera80 for the identification :)

armadeus.4
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armadeus.4

Okia Flat, Otago, New Zealand

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

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