Small copper ♂︎
-Anise hyssop-

Last update: 5 February 2021
OBSERVATION:
2019-VIII-24

After a few years with no visits I was delighted to find a Small copper (Lycaena phlaeas) drinking nectar on Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum). It is a male, recognisable by the large orange area on the top of the front wing, and the dark underside of the hind wing.

One of my favorite butterflies.

Small copper ♂︎ (Lycaena phlaeas) on Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Small copper ♂︎ (Lycaena phlaeas)
Small copper ♂︎ (Lycaena phlaeas) on Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Small copper ♂︎ (Lycaena phlaeas) on Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

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