Small Copper on Red Clover - 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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Thank you All for the visit and wonderful support, so very much appreciated.
Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

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!
Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Nice capture

  • John Holding
    John Holdingabout 2 years ago

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

    – Lepidoptera

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 2 years ago

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

    – Lepidoptera

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajabout 2 years ago

    Especially beautiful!

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful close up my friend. CONGRATULATIONS on the FEATURES.

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 2 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your feature in Backyard Macro & Closeups, beautiful work

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Mooreabout 2 years ago

    lovely, congrats on the feature!

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work !!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    The Tropical Zone ~ FEATURES ~ December 12th, 2012

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

    – Lepidoptera

  • RoseMarie747
    RoseMarie747about 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in Tropical Zone…

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