21st September 2016

Here’s one stunning reason for growing nectar-rich autumn flowers, like Verbena Bodnantense, This tiny butterfly, the Small Copper, is a real gem but sadly in pretty heavy decline. A very active butterfly, the male is highly aggressive and territorial, but if they settle to feed or warm up you will see their beautiful burnished orange and brown markings. It is a member of the Lycaenid or Gossamer-winged butterfly family. The caterpillars feed on dock and sorrel. Temperature: Max 17- Min 13C.

Small Copper

Small Copper

Smal Copper

Smal Copper

Small Copper

Small Copper

Small Copper

Small Copper

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