Turkish vernal copper

Tomares nogelii aurantiaca

The commoner and larger of the vernal copper butterflies with a wingspan of 30-32 mm, characterised by dark blackish-brown wings and orange patches. The Turkish vernal can be found in many types of habitat, including scrub, maquis, woodland, grassland, and steppes. Host plants are species of milk-vetch (Astragalus spp.). This species flies May through July, the flight direct and close to the ground.

 

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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