Lesser Fiery Copper Butterfly Lycaena thersamon

Lesser Fiery Copper Butterfly female
Lesser Fiery Copper Butterfly
Lesser Fiery Copper Butterfly
The Lesser Fiery Copper Butterfly is found from eastern and southern Europe to Central Asia including western China. The female, above, has a black-spotted topside on orange.
Lesser Fiery Copper Butterfly male
Lesser Fiery Copper Butterfly male
The male, above, has a plainer, fiery orange topside with some markings on the hind wing (not shown); undersides are similar.
Lesser Fiery Copper Butterfly
Lesser Fiery Copper Butterfly
A further 2 photos of the Lesser Fiery Copper by Alexandra Makhnina, showing a cleaner underside.