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Small Copper

Lycaena phlaeas


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.


Grassland path through ancient woodland.

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Wolston, England, United Kingdom

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

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