Duke of burgundy - Hamearis lucina



Family: Riodinidae

Flight Time: April - September.

Size: 28-34mm

Altitude: 50-1600m


Duke of burgundy is a local species in the UK and is mainly found on managed reserves with plenty of foodplant, cowslip. This one was at Noar Hill which is a beautiful reserve rich in butterfly species and also in orchids.

Canon 80-210mm macro lens on Canon EOS 100, Sensia 100, scanned to PhotoCD.


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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Cowslip, Primrose Primula species

Grassy clearings

Duke of burgundy distribution

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Early Stages




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