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Lycaena phlaeas

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 18 November 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Lycaena phlaeas (NL: Kleine vuurvlinder / EN: Small Copper, American Copper, Common Copper / DE: Kleiner Feuerfalter / FR: Cuivré commun, Bronzé) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. The butterflies have a wingspan reaching 22 to 27 mm. 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 found in a wide variety range of habitats from chalk downlands, heathland, woodland clearings to churchyards and waste ground in cities and is widespread and common across Europe, Asia, and North America, and also found in North Africa south through to Ethiopia. There are between two and three broods a year, fewer further north. In exceptionally good years, a fourth brood sometimes occurs in the south and adults can still be seen flying into November.

Image: Kalmthout (B) - 10/09/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/125 second F/4.5 ISO 100 150 mm

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Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Hi, Johan ! Ein schönes Foto - in gewohnter hoher Qualität ! Über die ganze vergangene Zeit habe ich deine Fotos beobachtet, war mir aber nicht mehr sicher, ob meine Kommentare willkommen sind ! Schöne Grüße aus Tirol sendet Sonja !

18 Nov 2011 8:57am

@Loner: Sonja, Ich möchte mich wirklich entschuldigen dass ich dir den Eindruck gab dass Ihre Kommentare waren nicht willkommen. Ich lese alle Kommentare zu meinen Bildern und ich schätze sie sehr ! Im letzten Jahr fand ich sehr wenig Zeit, sie zu beantworten. Ich hoffe in der nächsten Zeit mehr Zeit zu haben meine Wertschätzung zu zeigen durch die Reaktion auf Kommentare und selbst aktiv Kommentar auf Bilder zu schreiben. Ich wiederhole meine Entschuldigung. Schöne Grüße !

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb

18 Nov 2011 8:23pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Splendide papillon bien mis en valeur par la lumière ...compliments

18 Nov 2011 10:14pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/125 second
F/4.5
ISO 100
150 mm

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