A relatively common and abundant species that flies from February–March until well into October. Although it is commonest in fields and waste ground where its larvae’s food plants grow, you’ll also find it in more humanized environments such as parks and gardens. It is not difficult to identify, even though it flies fast and irregularly and if it does not land it can be hard to spot. It nectars from plants on the island’s waysides or sits on the ground. It generally flies alone. It hibernates as a caterpillar.
Scientific name: Lycaena phlaeas
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