The Small Copper or the Common Copper, Lycaena phlaeas Family: Lycaenidae. After the peacock, herez a small, colorful butterfly.. it is widespread and common across Europe, Asia and North America.. The crimson fire like patterns at the edges of the hind wings add to its magnificence..maybe that is why it is known as beni shijimi in japanese as beni means red. A long shot and a close up is featured here,,
 
small-copper-butterfly-1 * The Small Copper or the Common Copper, Lycaena phlaeas Family: Lycaenidae. Known as beni shijimi. beni means red in japanese. Widespread and common across Europe, Asia and North America.. * The Small Copper or the Common Copper, Lycaena phlaeas Family: Lycaenidae. Known as beni shijimi. beni means red in japanese. Widespread and common across Europe, Asia and North America.. * 1024 x 766 * (268KB)
small-copper-butterfly-2 * The Small Copper or the Common Copper, Lycaena phlaeas Family: Lycaenidae. Known as beni shijimi. beni means red in japanese. Widespread and common across Europe, Asia and North America.. * The Small Copper or the Common Copper, Lycaena phlaeas Family: Lycaenidae. Known as beni shijimi. beni means red in japanese. Widespread and common across Europe, Asia and North America.. * 1024 x 766 * (174KB)beni shijimi
 
The small copper is featured on japanese stamps also:
 
 
 
 
Of lavenders and dragonflies..
a dragonfly of the genus sympetrum @ the Lavender fields of Furano
 
sympetrum-lavender * of lavenders and dragonflies.. a dragonfly of the genus sympetrum @ the Lavender fields of Furano * of lavenders and dragonflies.. a dragonfly of the genus sympetrum @ the Lavender fields of Furano * 1024 x 766 * (192KB)

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