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Small Copper

Lycaena phlaeas

Description:

A small butterfly 32-35mm. Males are territorial, often choosing a piece of bare ground or a stone on which to bask and await passing females. They behave aggressively towards any passing insects, returning to the same spot when the chase is over.

Habitat:

Grassland path through ancient woodland.

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Mel11
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Mel11

Wolston, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Sep 27, 2020
Submitted on Oct 21, 2020

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