big butterfly count

Small Copper

Upperside

  • Bright metallic copper-coloured forewing with dark black-brown spots and fringe
  • Hindwing is mainly black brown with a copper edge and sometimes there are also tiny blue spots

Underside

  • Pale brown with a faint orange edge and brown black spots
Size

Small

Distribution

Throughout Britain and Ireland except the uplands of northern Britain

Habitat

Commonly found in warm dry grassland, heathland, waste ground and moorland

 

Similar Species

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