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.
Distribution: Widespread, Common
Flight period: Mid April to October