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September 8, 2010 · 2 comments

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Small Copper Butterfly   |   Mesmerising Moments

Over the hill on the leeward side deep in a grassy dip, a yellow splash catches my eye in a patch of grass.

Some flowers over, some flowers done, some still waiting to come alive with nectar and dinner plate petals.

Bright copper flash dips around and about, caught by the breeze before fluttering down to take it’s fill on the serving platter.

Wings, rusted on top with chocolate drops, dusty beige beneath, balance on white body on legs on flower, while tongue dips in and out and in and out.

Charismatic copper Lycaena phlaeas delicately drinks sweet nectar.

The photograph was taken during this Mesmerising Moment.

Find out more about the distribution and habits of the Small Copper butterfly (Lycaena phlaeas) at UK Butterflies.

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Kerri September 8, 2010 at 20:48

You’ve mesmerised me too! What a beautiful post!

wildelycreative September 9, 2010 at 13:30

Thanks Kerri. You must have a lot of Mesmerising Moments with all your nature photography.

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