view of a Small Copper resting on Blackberry leaves

Small Copper. Photo: Martin Wood

Martin was visiting Longham Lakes on 27/08/18 when he saw this Small Copper

This sun-loving butterfly is often found resting on the ground, vegetation or flowers, as it absorbs the sun’s rays

When egg-laying, females are easy to distinguish from males, as they fly low across the ground searching for suitable foodplants on which to lay. Both sexes roost head down on grass stems.

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