Meaning of COPPER in English

COPPER

n.

Any member of the butterfly subfamily Lycaeninae (family Lycaenidae).

Coppers are common and widely distributed. Adults, sometimes known as gossamer-winged butterflies, are delicate, with a wingspan of 0.75–1.5 in. (18–38 mm). They are rapid fliers, usually with iridescent wings. Coppers typically range from orange-red to brown, usually with a copper tinge and dark markings. Copper larvae feed on clover, dock, or sorrel.

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