´╗┐ Lycaena virgaureae - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

LYCAENIDAE

Lycaeninae

Liadouze, 31 July 2009
Lycaena virgaureae Adult

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© Robin Howard

Lycaena virgaureae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scarce Copper
L'Argus satinÚ

Wingspan: 32-37mm

A univoltine species flying from mid-May to September when it can be recorded from upland sites but is never a common species anywhere. It favours woodland margins and flower-rich meadows.

The larva feeds on Rumex spp.

 

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