Lycaena phlaeas

Small Copper - A relatively small butterfly with a wingspan of 25-35 mm. But although small it is an aggressive little chap, chasing off other insects from his territory during breeding time. Loves to bask in the warm sunshine on bare open ground. Photographs from Attenborough Nature Reserve Nottinghamshire England and Greaghnafarna Co. Leitrim in Ireland.

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