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|There are over 70 species of Copper butterfly in the genus Lycaena, the vast majority of which are found in the Holarctic region ( North America, Europe and the part of Asia north of the Himalayas ). There are also however at least 5 species in Africa including the Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas, and several in the Oriental region. Additionally there is a single species in Papua New Guinea, and no less than 4 in New Zealand. Australia and South America each have the great misfortune to have not even a single species of this exquisite genus of butterflies.|
All Lycaena species are small and of similar shape, and all but a tiny handful have a shimmering fiery copper sheen on their uppersides.
Lycaena hippothoe is found in the Pyrenees, the Auvergne, the Alps, and across most of eastern and northern Europe to Siberia, the Urals and Altai. It is absent from Britain, Portugal, Greece and the Mediterranean coast.
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Beautiful colored Butterfly. Nice BG with well light on subject. Marking on its wing are well visible.
Thanks and best regards,
Also thanks for well written NOTE,
- [2016-06-13 15:09]
Salut John,la qualite' de l'image n'est pas le top mais pas des problemes,cette fois tu montre nous une espece tres tres rare et jamais vue chez moi.Une perspective originale et des couleurs brillantes,mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
Ciao John, good macro of beautiful butterfly, wonderful brightcolors snd splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio