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_MG_2660_butterfly

Observed: 6th May 2006 By: miked
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_MG_2660
Description:

butterfly in northern italy

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sooty Copper (Lycaena tityrus) interacts

Comments

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The orange lunules on the

The orange lunules on the outer edge of the upper and lower surfaces of the forewing seem unusual for purple shot copper. Is this a known variant?
I can't suggest an alternative id for this specimen, though. Hindwing certainly looks right.

Jonathan Wallace

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Did not realise there were so

Did not realise there were so many other coppers in other parts of europe.