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A small copper butterfly, Lycaena phlaeas (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) feeding on a thistle (Cirsium sp).

The following image, taken 10 days earlier, shows that the hind wings are mostly dark, at least on their upper surface:

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, 2012-08-18 and 2012-08-08, respectively.

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