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Lycaena virgaureae Scarce Copper male resting on a blade of grass in the valley of Eyne. Catalan Pyrenees, France. Animal,Butterfly,Copper,France,Insecta,Lepidoptera,Lycaena,Lycaena virgaureae,Lycaenidae,Occitanie,Pyrénées,Scarce Copper Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

    comments (5)

  1. Beauty! Posted 4 years ago
    1. With a little delay, thank you very much Ferdy. Posted 2 years ago
  2. Awesome butterfly collection! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks Patomarazul, it's that I like them a lot. I would like all of us to realize that we are going to lose something essential if they continue to disappear... Posted 2 years ago
      1. I completely agree with you. I can see in Belgium every year the progressive decline of butterflies and I find it really sad. I wish they would stop using herbicides but of course is a complex situation.
        I try to help the bumblebees by placing bee hotels in my terrace and they have been used this past year. We can also help by adding wild flowers if we have a garden or terrace patch.
        Posted 2 years ago

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The scarce copper is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Anne Sorbes
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By Anne Sorbes

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Uploaded Feb 16, 2017. Captured Aug 7, 2016 00:00 in Camí Dels Fontanals, 66800 Eyne, France.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/11.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm