Hamish14453: Nice to see the underwing of a Small Copper in yesterday's sunshine #dorsetwt https://t.co/ugwQR6xbXN

Hamish14453: Nice to see the underwing of a Small Copper in yesterday's sunshine #dorsetwt https://t.co/ugwQR6xbXN

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Common Name Small Copper
Scientific Name Lycaena phlaeas
Interest Level
1/5
Related Species Lycaenid Butterflies (Blues and Hairstreaks)
Look for
Habitat Reference H2: Dry Heath/Acid Grassland Mosaic
Summary

Open grassy fields, downlands and even heathland are the places to look for the brilliantly coloured small copper butterfly.


 

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This pic was actually taken in August 2013. Probably my favourite british butterfly; very small......
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Nice to see the underwing of a Small Copper in yesterday's sunshine #dorsetwt https://t.co/ugwQR6xbXN
Tweet Date:
11/07/2017 - 22:00
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Small Copper, Longham Lakes https://t.co/crWkALlEP4
Tweet Date:
12/07/2017 - 17:15
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Title: Hamish Murray

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Title: Hamish Murray

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Title: Hamish Murray

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Title: Hamish Murray

Fulmar at Durlston

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Title: Hamish Murray

Oil Beetle at Durlston

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Wheatear at Durlston

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16/03/2017 - 10:45
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Title: Hamish Murray

Hamish14453: A quick lunchtime walk in the sun and away from the 'drawing board' - lovely to hear so many singing Chiffchaffs https://t.co/jWDJQjhdLe

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24/03/2017 - 20:15
Last viewed: 5 hours 50 min ago
Total views: 274
Title: Hamish Murray

Hamish14453: My first Dark-winged Bee-fly of the year in Wareham Forest - spring really is here! https://t.co/BVMEDxVbW3

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27/03/2017 - 19:45
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Title: Hamish Murray

Hamish14453: Plenty of Lady's Smock in flower along the Frome valley this morning https://t.co/YbzS2GRTYa

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28/03/2017 - 22:00
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Title: Hamish Murray

Hamish14453: Plenty of Blackcaps at Townsend NR this morning including this very vocal male. #dorsetwt https://t.co/Booq2fhWdc

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01/04/2017 - 11:45
Last viewed: 1 day 15 hours ago
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Title: Hamish Murray

Hamish14453: A male Bloody-nosed Beetle lumbering across the coast path - always good to see https://t.co/jHzXH1pbhc

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01/04/2017 - 12:30
Last viewed: 12 hours 33 min ago
Total views: 193
Title: Hamish Murray

Hamish14453: 'Open wide' - not often you see the Durlston Fulmars actually sitting on the cliffs https://t.co/7CEXkYkiZP

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01/04/2017 - 12:15
Last viewed: 16 hours 22 min ago
Total views: 174
Title: Hamish Murray

Hamish14453: Black-tailed Godwit on Brownsea Island - looking forward to Friday night's Private View - hope to see you there! https://t.co/UqlL3uAjpi

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05/04/2017 - 16:30
Last viewed: 12 hours 24 min ago
Total views: 171
Title: Hamish Murray

Hamish14453: There seems to be a lot of Dotted Bee-flies around this spring - this one at Haydon Hill #dorsetwt https://t.co/UosfO4G71z

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05/04/2017 - 16:15
Last viewed: 1 day 14 hours ago
Total views: 145
Title: Hamish Murray

Hamish14453: Plenty of Stonechats along the coast path this morning - breeding and migrant birds https://t.co/qPM2Hwq2QQ

Tweet Date:
07/04/2017 - 09:45
Last viewed: 3 hours 9 min ago
Total views: 184

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