Sunday, 25 April 2010

Small Copper


I saw the first one of the season yesterday, and what a delightful sight it was: a flash of iridescent coppery-orange and brown, flitting quickly from plant to plant.  This specimen would have emerged from its long winter hibernation, spent as a larvae, in a silken shelter on one of its food plants: dock and sorrel.  I don't see many of them in this area, which makes a glimpse even more special.

3 comments:

  1. Thats a smashing spot and a great picture. Have you seen any clouded yellows yet?

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  2. I haven't seen any clouded yellows in this area unfortunately.

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  3. These are stunning to see when the sun catches them. They really shine.

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