Small Copper Butterfly

Spotted by Volunteer Annabel. First logged 18/07/20.

Small Copper Butterfly

Lycaena phlaeas, common name Small Copper

Status Though it remains a common and widespread species, the Small Copper declined throughout its range during the twentieth century.

Size and Family

  • Family: Coppers
  • Size: Small
  • Wing Span Range (male to female): 32-35mm

Conservation Status                   

  • Butterfly Conservation priority: low
  • European status: Not threatened

Caterpillar Foodplants

Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) and Sheep’s Sorrel (R. acetosella) are the main foodplants. Broad-leaved Dock (R. obtusifolius) may be occasionally used.

More Information on Butterfly-Conservation here.

Ten Acres Habitation

Zone 7 – In the grassy area of the woodland conservation area after the Bewdley Road entrance.


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