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Large Copper? (Romania)

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Old Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 11:42   #1
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Large Copper? (Romania)

Hello,

I would like to ask for confirmation if is this a Large Copper?
(I posted this question already in the parent forum of this one and realised again that it was posted in the wrong location :( sorry)

Thank you very much in advance,
Istvan
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Old Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 12:24   #2
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I think that on just an upper wing view, it's almost impossible to rule out Purple-edged which can look like this but it would be a bit early for that?

Usually, Large Copper has a thicker mark on the forewing rather than the slim, dash that we see here but it's variable.

Here's one that's labelled as Purple-edged that looks like yours but you have to be carefull with Google, don't assume that all pictures are correctly identified.

https://l450v.alamy.com/450v/xda3ha/...ngs-xda3ha.jpg



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Old Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 12:33   #3
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Thanks Andy! I will take look to the Purple-edged copper...
Meantime, I attached 2 other photos of the same butterfly, they show its underwings as well...
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Large Copper,
with many species, the most critical features are actually on the underwing just for you to know



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Old Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 13:21   #5
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Thank you very much Andy for the confirmation!

Assuming that the upper wings would be enough was my bad. I checked the underwings of some similar species and all seemed the same for my naive eyes.

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