The brightly coloured males commonly perch on plants like A. albus, from where they take nectar and sit to survey their territories. In the absence of such flowers, they sit on the taller dead vegetation or tall grass, where they await the arrival of females. Males may occupy territories that are very close and perhaps overlapping.
In contrast, females are far less likely to utilise tall vegetation, instead they more commonly bask on low growing foliage. They lay their solitary eggs on debris, such as dead host plant stalks laying on the ground, presumably to expose the ova to high temperatures to encourage their development.
*The information provided in the tables below is based on verified sightings of the Grecian Copper submitted via this website since 1st January 2021.
First and Last Sightings
Number of Observations
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