Lesser fiery copper - Lycaena thersamon

Male upperside  

Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: April-October.

Size: 28-32mm

Altitude: 0-1600m

 

 

Underside

This particular specimen is pictured in SW Turkey and is a male. There is a certain amount of variability in the markings.

The purple marks along the lower edge of the top wing are not a constant character but really add a dash of colour.

 

 

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

 

Polygonum aviculare

Meadows.

Lesser fiery copper distribution

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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