Spotted by Volunteer Annabel. First logged 18/07/20.
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
- Butterfly Conservation priority: low
- European status: Not threatened
Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) and Sheep’s Sorrel (R. acetosella) are the main foodplants. Broad-leaved Dock (R. obtusifolius) may be occasionally used.
Ten Acres Habitation
Zone 7 – In the grassy area of the woodland conservation area after the Bewdley Road entrance.