Only a single species, the Small Copper, occurs in the UK.

This small butterfly is easily recognised by its bright orange-copper colour with black markings.

Although widespread, it is usually only encountered in small numbers and prefers warm and dry conditions.


Below you will find a link to the Small Copper page on the Butterfly Conservation website. We will in the future be adding an additional page with local information - so please return sometime.

Small Copper

Distribution: Widespread, Common

Flight period:  Mid April to October

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