Large copper - Lycaena dispar

 

Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: June-July

Size: 28-32mm

Altitude: 0-1000m

These photos were taken in Bulgaria and Hungary by Mark Ogden.

A scarce butterfly, rapidly declining. Pictured above is a female. the male being more orange with just a few black marks.

 
An aberrant form. An

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Marshes and damp meadows.

Large copper distribution

 

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