Lycaena hippothoe - Purple edged Copper

Lycaena-hippothoe-purple-edged-copper | PTKbutterflies
Lycaena-hippothoe-purple-edged-copper | PTKbutterflies
Lycaena-hippothoe-purple-edged-copper | PTKbutterflies
Lycaena-hippothoe-purple-edged-copper | PTKbutterflies

This can be the most vivid combination of red and purple, depending on where it is seen. The high Alpine version has no purple at all. It is  extremely attractive for a butterfly photo, and one of my favourites.

Lycaena-hippothoe-purple-edged-copper | PTKbutterflies
Lycaena-hippothoe-purple-edged-copper | PTKbutterflies
Lycaena-hippothoe-purple-edged-copper | PTKbutterflies