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SD471 623-09-10-2013-Lycaena phlaeas_Small Copper

Observed: 9th October 2013 By: Brian H PriceBrian H Price’s reputation in InvertebratesBrian H Price’s reputation in InvertebratesBrian H Price’s reputation in Invertebrates
SD471 623-09-10-2013-Lycaena phlaeas_Small Copper
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Species with which Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) interacts

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The Large Copper upper side is almost entirely orange and as far as I know it is extinct in the UK.

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Large/Small Copper

My literature agrees with your statement of it being extinct in this country, but size of specimen,plumpness of abdomen & outer edge of underwing is what led me the the conclusion of it being L. dispar. Plus, I agree the male's wing is almost all orange, but the female has similar markings as L. phlaeas.
I guess I'll have to delve deeper into it.
Brian