Balkan copper - Lycaena candens

 

Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: June-July

Size: 28-32mm

Altitude: 900-2000m

 

 

 

Almost indistinguishable from the Purple-edged copper, Lycaena hippothoe. The distributional information can help.

These photos were taken in Bulgaria by Mark Ogden.

A pale aberrant form pictured right , and below the female
 

 

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

 

Rumex species

Damp meadows.

Balkan copper distribution

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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