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

LYCAENIDAE

Lycaeninae

Lac Tolerme, 5 Au
Lycaena tityrus Adult

7039

© Robin Howard

Lycaena tityrus (Poda, 1761)

Sooty Copper
L'Argus myope

Wingspan: 30-34mm

A bivoltine or even trivoltine species flying from April to early November. A species of floristically rich meadows up to 1400m asl. Recorded from the Causse and Catus but not Las Descargues.

Larva feeds on Rumex spp.

 

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