view of a Small Copper aberration showing very palescream on right upper fore-wing

Small Copper. Abb. Photo: Andy Martin

view of a Small Copper ab. nectaring on daisies

Small Copper ab. Photo: Andy Martin

Andy found this Small Copper aberration at Ulwell, on 11/04/19 and tells us:

Flying in the company of 2 other normally coloured Small Copper this butterfly caught my attention as it stood out with its copper and cream colouration on one wing. Intensity of the cream colour changed when viewed from other angles. My visit to the sight produced a total count of 8 Small Copper my highest of 2019 so far. 

A lovely early sighting of so many Small Coppers in one place. Hopefully the good year they had in 2018 will be replicated this year.

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