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Small Copper

Photograph by: 
Peter Orchard

Open grassy fields, downlands and even heathland are the places to look for the brilliantly coloured small copper butterfly.


Common Name Small Copper
Scientific Name Lycaena phlaeas
Species Group Lycaenid Butterflies Blues and Hairstreaks
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The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Lycaenid Butterflies Blues and Hairstreaks