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Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Species: L. phlaeas
The Small Copper, American Copper or the Common Copper, Lycaena phlaeas, is a butterfly of the Lycaenids or Blues family. It is a common and widespread little butterfly easily identifiable in the UK. (There are similar species in continental Europe.)
The upperside forewings are a bright orange with a dark outside edge border and with eight or nine black spots. The hindwings are dark with an orange border. Some females also have a row of blue spots inside the orange border and are known as form caeruleopunctata. The undersides are pattenered in a similar way but are paler. The black spots on the forewings are outlined in yellow and the dark colouring is replaced by a pale brownish, gray. The hindwings are the same brown/grey colour with small black dots and a narrow orange border. The caterpillars (larvae) are usually green, but some have a purple stripe down the middle of the back and along each side.
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Beautiful macro capture of the Small Copper butterfly! The butterfly looks so pretty, especially with this beautiful pure white flower. Great sharpness and taken from a well chosen POV with great use of the shallow DOF, work alltogether great here. The colors are very natural and I like the contrast between the white flower and the copper colored butterfly. Great work!
thanks and kind regards,
- [2009-09-05 3:02]
Very nice macro shot of this little butterfly on the daisy.The POV and sharpness are excellent.Great colors and composition.TFS.
Ciao Mariana. Good details fot his little and vivid natural colours. Strong light on flower. Well done.
A splendid macro shot with beautiful colors, sharpness & details. Well done & TFS.
Splendid lycaenidae whith good detalis, impressive ligth very good handled and whit correct whit in flower, I love the crab spyder near the butterfly! cool!... beatifull composition!
- [2009-09-09 18:58]
really a splendid shot of this butterfly. the colour stands out excellently.
well composed with the white flower giving a pleasant view and a lot of good appreciations.