TG2804 : Small Copper butterfly (Lycaena phlaeas)

taken 1 year ago, near to Bramerton, Norfolk, Great Britain

Small Copper butterfly (Lycaena phlaeas)
Small Copper butterfly (Lycaena phlaeas)
The Small Copper can be seen in a wide variety of habitats but is commonly found on chalk or unimproved grassland, heathland, woodland clearings, waste ground and moorland. The males are territorial, often sitting on a piece of bare ground or a stone where they bask and wait for passing females. Still common and widespread, this butterfly has nevertheless declined in numbers during the 20th century. Its preferred foodplants are common sorrel and sheep's sorrel.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 22 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2889 0480 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.5660N 1:22.6754E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2887 0481
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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