Coppers (Lycaeninae)
The Lycaenidae family is a group of small butterflies more commonly known as Blues (sub-family Polyommatinae), Coppers (sub-family Lycaeninae) and Hairstreaks (sub-family Theclinae). The Coppers are mainly copper-coloured, and females are more heavily marked than males.
Two species have been recorded in Britain:
  • Large Copper: extinct
  • Small Copper: widespread and common