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This scarce copper was found resting on a thistle in the late afternoon. When resting, this species is often found sitting near the top of grass stems or dead flowerheads with its head facing downward, a posture used by Blues and other Coppers.
On a thistle on forest edge, alt. 2000m ASL.
Both male and female scarce copper have characteristic white markings on the hindwing underside which allow identification.
Lat: 46.02, Long: 7.48
Spotted on Aug 28, 2014
Submitted on Sep 27, 2014