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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.
Spotted on Aug 28, 2014
Submitted on Sep 27, 2014