Several habitats, gardens, hedgerows, grasslands.
Common in most regions.
26-32mm (1.02 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]
The Small Copper is fairly common in Ireland. It is a fast flyer that will occassionally visit gardens but is usually found in fields, hedgerows and woodland edges.
It has shiny copper wings with black dashes. Some specimums have small blue dots on the wings close to the body.