Golden copper

Lycaena ochimus ochimus

A copper with a wingspan of 30-32 mm, males are a shiny golden-copper while females are a deeper colour with numerous black markings. The golden lives at higher altitudes, in gorges and on dry slopes. Host plants include bird knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare), curled dock (Rumex crispus), and prickly-thrift (Acantholimon spp.). It flies June through September in several broods.

 

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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