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The Small Copper, American Copper, or the Common Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) is a butterfly of the Lycaenids or gossamer-winged butterfly family. According to Guppy and Shepard (2001), its specific name phlaeas is said to be derived either from the Greek Phlego, “to burn up” or from the Latin Floreo, “to flourish”. It is widespread and common across Europe, Asia, and North America, and also found in North Africa south through to Ethiopia. It can be found almost anywhere in south/central England and Wales although never, it seems, in large numbers. Its distribution becomes more patchy in northern England, Scotland and Ireland.
Source: Wikpedia


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Hey, my name is Jo and you are
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My Artist Name Jokus means, that my Art is signed with a Kiss (kus) from Me (Jo)
I live & work in The Netherlands and my passion is to go for long photo shoots in nature, the beauty on Mother Earth is so very wonderful and its a great pleasure to share it with you all.
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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks Ray for the welcome, happy to share it with the group!
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

    JUSTARTalmost 2 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you so much Sylvia for the kind comment, happy to share;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • ienemien
    ienemienalmost 2 years ago

    This is really a great moment for joy!!

    Wat een prachtige foto Joke!, het was fijn dit weekend in je kleine Vlinderparadijsje ;-)
    kusje ienemientje

  • Dankjewel lieve Ienemientje, ben ook heel blij met mijn vlinder paradijsje;)))
    Kusje je Zusje ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisalmost 2 years ago

    Perfect macro dear Sister………………..Big Brother

  • Thank you so much Big Brother for the sweet comment and Fav, happy to share it with you;))
    Kusje je Zusje ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Thanks Larry for the welcome, happy to share it with the group!
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous Jo.

    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • Thanks Derek for the welcome, happy to share it with the group!
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 2 years ago

    Great close up , excellent colors

  • Thank you so much Bro for the great comment and Fav, happy to share;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 2 years ago

    28 August 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Thanks Kon for the welcome, happy to share it with the group!
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Rivendell7
    Rivendell7almost 2 years ago

    Oooh wow, Jo, we get these over here but they are becoming much more unusual in the last few years. This is a perfect picture, wonderful POV and the DOF is perfect. Deserves all the awards it gets, friend! I’d like to see a Large Copper but I think they becam extinct in Britain about 100 years ago (butterflies have been my obsession for several decades… ;-). Cracking image here!!
    Dave ;-)

  • Thank you so much Dave for the wonderful comment. You made me curious about the Large Copper, so I did some research about the Large Copper in the Netherlands! Well it is still living here in one nature area but just a little bit and it is a protected butterfly. Next weekend I’ll go there, hope to spot one or two. yeah I know that it’s late in the season but maybe because the Summer wasn’t that great, I’ll find a few;)))
    Groetjes, jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackalmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much Janis for the feature, wow so super happy with it;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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