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Observed: 1st June 2012 By: lipperlipper’s reputation in Invertebrateslipper’s reputation in Invertebrates
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) interacts


Jonathan's picture

You had this in 'mammals',

You had this in 'mammals', but I assume that was a mistake so I moved it to invertebrates where you are more likely to get an ID for it. Well, lets hope anyway!

University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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Do you know what species of plant this was laid on as many insects have specific food plants. To me the leaf looks a little like sorrel but don't have much to go on.

Good luck

Martin Harvey's picture

Small Copper I think

The foodplant seems to be dock, according to the tags that lipper has added, and I think this is probably Small Copper. See the egg images on ukbutterflies:

and on the ukleps site:

Entomologist and biological recorder