A copper with a wingspan of 26-30 mm, often considered a subspecies of the lesser fiery, but is smaller and of a yellowish-gold colour with longer tails. The Kurdistan is found in many different types of habitats, such as coastal farmland, waste ground, grassy places, and dry slopes. Host plants include bird knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare), docks (Rumex spp.), knapweeds (Centaurea spp.), and brooms (Cytisus spp.). It flies March through December.