view of a vibrant Small Copper nectaring on Ragwort

Small Copper. Photo: Roger Gall

This vibrant Small Copper was photographed by Roger around the 18/09/17 at West Cliff on Portland.

This beautiful little butterfly flies from late April-late Oct and has one to two broods. The caterpillars feed on Docks and Sorrells.

It doesn’t favour any one particular habitat, so can be seen flying in grassy flowery places, coastal regions and parks and gardens in the UK.

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