view of a Small Copper aberration, with one upper hind-wing  soft grey

Small Copper, Aberration. Photo: Ann Cryer

Ann and Gordon came across this Small Copper in a meadow near their Shaftesbury home on 2/09/18.

They told us they saw a number of Small Coppers and then noticed this one with a pale wing. It is an aberration, but not a named one as some are.

Small Coppers have had at least three broods this year so they should be on the wing for a few weeks yet for us to enjoy.

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