Small Copper

Lycaena phlaeas

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Lycaena phlaeas, the small copper, American copper, or common copper, is a butterfly of the Lycaenids or gossamer-winged butterfly family. According to Guppy and Shepard (2001), its specific name phlaeas is said to be derived either from the Greek phlego, "to burn up" or from the Latin floreo, "to flourish".

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  1. (c) Ronald Werson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/3989822
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycaena_phlaeas

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