Chequered copper
Lucia limbaria

Rare, occasionally seen in undisturbed fringe urban areas, or in meadow areas and reserves. Caterpillars eat native sorrel and form a close relationship with small black ants.

You can learn a lot more about this butterfly on this research-quality website (now managed by the BCSA)

Key Facts

Size (Male):23mm
Size (Female):25mm
Mature Larva Length:16-18mm
Months of Flight:jan, feb, mar, apr, sep, oct, nov, dec
Alternate Names:Grassland copper or Small copper
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