Lycaena alciphron - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 10 July 2010
Lycaena alciphron Adult


© John Reinecke

Lycaena alciphron (Rottemburg, 1775)

Purple-shot Copper
L'Argus pourpre

Wingspan: 32-40mm

A univoltine species on the wing from April to September when it is an infrequent visitor to the meadows and heaths of the Fournanty Plateau and Las Descargues. A species of floristically-rich meadows, heaths and grasslands.

Larvae feed on Rumex spp.