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Small Copper - Lycaena phlaeas by Lepidoptera

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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”. The upperside forewings are a bright orange with a dark outside edge border and with eight or nine black spots. The hindwings are dark with an orange border. It is widespread and common across Europe, Asia, and North America, and also found in North Africa south through to Ethiopia.
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Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

Featured in Insects, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies October 15/2012

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My greatest passion in photography is to capture the wonderful Butterfly. I hope you will enjoy my photos of Butterflies as much I do to watch them and to catch their beauty with my photographs. My camera is a Canon EOS 350D with a Canon Close-Up lens 250D. Thank you so much for your visit, the kind comments, the great support and the Love for Butterflies!
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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Yool
    Yoolover 1 year ago

  • Hi Yool, thank you for the feature and fav in your wonderful group, much appreciated.
    Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

  • Bob Daalder
    Bob Daalderover 1 year ago


  • Rivendell7
    Rivendell7over 1 year ago

    Gorgeous capture, Johanna. I haven’t seen one of these this year in UK, usually there are a few. Super lighting here too!
    Dave x

  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work !!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    The Tropical Zone FEATURES October 9th, 2012

  • Hi Evita, thank you for the Feature in your wonderful group, such a great honor.
    Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago

    OCTOBER 13th, 2012
    Please VISIT & PLACE the nominated work in the

  • Hi Mary, thank you so much for being Featured Artist in your wonderful group.
    Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisover 1 year ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?

    Enjoy the Permanent Featured Gallery – October 15/2012!
    Have a wonderful Week!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • Hi Jo, thank you so much for the Feature in your wonderful group.
    Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

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