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FujiFilm S1 Pro. 1/60 F8, Sigma 105mm Macro lens. Integral flash. 14/05/2006.

Small Copper Butterfly (Lycaena Phlaeas)

FujiFilm S1 Pro. 1/45 F8, Sigma 105mm Macro lens. Integral flash. 14/05/2006.

I spotted these pretty butterflies on the edge of a field surrounded by forest bathing in the sun on one bare patch of dead grass. Taken on the 14/05/06 at Bishopstoke, Hampshire, UK. Depending on the weather there can be anything up to 2 to 4 generations a year. The adult butterflies first hatch in May and these species hibernate as young caterpillars, their favourite food plant is sheep’s sorrel also can be found feeding on Broad-leaved Dock.