On Aug 6, 2008, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées,
France (Zone 8a) wrote:
This european species does not occur in the UK, from the distribution maps I have seen, though it is widespread on the continent. It flies in two generations - April/May and August/September. The caterpillars eat Rumex species (sorrels etc). Unlike in most species of copper, the female is brighter than the male.