Lycaena phlaeas (Small Copper / Kleine vuurvlinder) is a small butterfly of the Lycaenids or Blues family. 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. In this specimen both forewings had some damage, probably it was attaced by a predator and was able to escape ... It's flying abilities were very limited though, that's probably why it was not too difficult to make some pictures.
Image: Turnhout (B) 01/06/2010
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