Coastal Copper butterfly (Lycaena salustius)
Species: L. salustius
Binomial name: Lycaena salustius
Common name: Coastal Copper Butterfly,
The Coastal Copper (Lycaena salustius) is a small butterfly up to 33 mm of the Lycaenidae family. It is found only in New Zealand. They are common in mid-summer in warm open places and are attracted to blackberry flowers. places Markings are very variable, especially the female. The green slug-like caterpillars of this butterfly feed on the plant species: Polygonaceae, Muehlenbeckia and Rumex.
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