Lycaenidae Lycaeninae Lycaenini Cigaritis zohra Lycaena bleusei
Lycaena alciphron (Rottemburg, 1775)
Purple-shot Copper
Cuivré mauvin, Cuivré flamboyant

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

Synonyms (species):
   gordius Sulzer, 1776
   melibaeus Staudinger, 1878

Adult:
L. alciphron (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Forca d'Acero, Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo Lazio e Molise (Frosinone), Italy, June 30, 2007
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
L. alciphron (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, June 25, 2011
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
L. alciphron (© Marco Bonifacino)
Adult (male), Mele (Genova), Italy, June 20, 2013
(Photo by Marco Bonifacino)
L. alciphron (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Campo Imperatore, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, July 19, 2008
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. alciphron (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, July 4, 2010
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
L. alciphron (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female), Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, August 18, 2007
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
L. alciphron (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female), Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, August 18, 2007
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
L. alciphron (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female), Vado di Pezza, Rovere (L'Aquila), Italy, July 25, 2009
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
L. alciphron (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female), Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, August 18, 2007
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
L. alciphron (© Vincenzo Borzacchiello)
Adult (male), Monte Raspato, Parco Regionale del Matese (Caserta), Italy, June 28, 2016
(Photo by Vincenzo Borzacchiello)
L. alciphron (© Marco Bonifacino)
Adult (male), Carnino (Cuneo), Italy, July 18, 2010
(Photo by Marco Bonifacino)
L. alciphron (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, July 1999
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. alciphron (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (male), Lator-Valley, Hungary, May 27, 2002
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
L. alciphron (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (male), Aggtelek-camping, Hungary, June 8, 2002
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
L. alciphron (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, June 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. alciphron (© Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues)
Adult (male), Almaceda, Castelo Branco, Portugal, May 24, 2002
(Photo by Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues)
L. alciphron (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, June 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. alciphron (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (female laying eggs), Lator-Valley, Hungary, May 27, 2002
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)

Larva:
L. alciphron (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, May 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
L. alciphron (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, June 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Rumex

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