Large copper - Lycaena dispar


Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: June-July

Size: 28-32mm

Altitude: 0-1000m

These photos were taken in Bulgaria and Hungary by Mark Ogden.

A scarce butterfly, rapidly declining. Pictured above is a female. the male being more orange with just a few black marks.

An aberrant form. An

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Rumex species

Marshes and damp meadows.

Large copper distribution


Early Stages




All pictures in these pages copyright to Simon Coombes. Permission must be sought and obtained for any use.