Lycaenidae Lycaeninae Lycaenini Lycaena dispar Lycaena hippothoe
Lycaena helle ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Violet Copper

Genus: Lycaena Fabricius, 1807   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Synonims (species):
   amphidamas Esper, [1780]

Adult:
L. helle (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (male), Eifel, Germany, May 16, 1999
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
L. helle (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (female), Eifel, Germany, May 16, 1997
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
L. helle (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (male), Eifel, Germany, May 19, 1997
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
L. helle (© Bernard Fransen)
Adults (mating), Eifel, Germany, May 19, 1997
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)

Foodplants:
Polygonum bistorta, P. viviparum

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