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Butterflies Large  Copper - Braşov,Transilvania, Ro. | by Valerian M.2
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Butterflies Large Copper - Braşov,Transilvania, Ro.

The Large Copper is widespread through much of central Europe though usually exists in small and discrete colonies of short lived adults. It is also a rather rare and endangered species as its habitat of damp meadows is prone to drainage. As a result it is protected under European law. The males have fantastic, bright orange uppersides rather like the Scarce Copper male, where as the females have markings reminiscent of many other members of the copper family with the black spots and browner hindwings. The adults seem particularly attracted to yellow flowers such as Ranunculus in spring and Pulicaria and Buphthalmum in summer.

 

Photographed in the area Piatra Craiului, Brasov, Ro. Piatra Craiului is river located along the Barsa where one of my favorite walking places near Brasov.

 

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Taken on June 4, 2011