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Sooty Copper (30)
pgmoni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
A good-looking male Lycaena tityrus, the Sooty Copper. The female is rather more colorful but I, for one, find this livery very sober and elegant. It has some metallic sheen, to which the photo unfortunately does not do justice. The caterpillar lives on various Rumex sp.

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pgmoni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
Another shot with the sheen
Edited by:pgmoni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)

The same butterfly, under light conditions giving perhaps a better idea of the metallic sheen on the wings.