American Copper Butterfly - Lycaena phlaeas by MotherNature
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American Copper Butterfly - Lycaena phlaeas by 


This little butterfly, a member of the gossamer-winged butterfly family, isn’t really “American”, it was introduced. They are pretty and can be seen from approximately May through September depending on location.. They like meadows, fields, and waste areas where there is plenty of sun.

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http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/...

I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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Comments

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    Very pretty capture

  • I’m delighted you like this little beauty, Kala:>) Thank you for the nice comment!

    – MotherNature

  • lucin
    lucinabout 2 years ago

    Your micros are so fine.

  • Thanks! What a lovely thing to say:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasabout 2 years ago

    Great photo of this pretty thing!

  • Thank you, Stephen:>)

    – MotherNature

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyabout 2 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL WORK

  • You are too kind, mmp – thanks a lot!

    – MotherNature

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 1 year ago

    Thank you for making this a favorite, Nicolas:>)

  • SummerJade
    SummerJadeover 1 year ago

    I love the 3-D effect you have created for this one!! Beautiful work! ☺♥♥

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