Small Copper Question

Small Copper Question

Observation - Small Copper Question. Description: Clearly this is a Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) and it is on Madeira so it MAY be a Madeira Small Copper (L. p. phlaeoides). What I'm not clear about is whether ALL the Small Coppers on Madeira are Madeira Small Coppers. I have a sus

Clearly this is a Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) and it is on Madeira so it MAY be a Madeira Small Copper (L. p. phlaeoides).

What I'm not clear about is whether ALL the Small Coppers on Madeira are Madeira Small Coppers. I have a suspicion they are but, since I haven't seen any particular distinguishing feature or explicit statement, ... just wondering.