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|Lycaena helle (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)|
The violet copper is a widely distributed but very local butterfly, whose wetland habitat is increasingly under threat. A fresh male cannot really be mistaken for anything else, though I have known people mistake particularly bright sooty coppers for violet coppers. The female has different markings but both sexes share the row of white chevrons on the underside, making the species easily distinguishable at all times if the underside can be seen.
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- [2013-01-19 6:40]
such a pretty butterfly. Excellent colors in superbs details.
great sharpness composition with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou