Lycaenidae Lycaeninae Lycaenini Lycaena helle Lycaena ottomana
Lycaena hippothoe (Linnaeus, 1761)
Purple-edged Copper
Cuivré écarlate

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

Synonims (species):
   eurybia Ochsenheimer, 1808
   eurydame Hoffmannsegg, 1806
   stiberi Gerhard, 1853

Adult:
L. hippothoe (© Daniel Morel)
Adult (male), Bonneval-sur-Arc, 2300m, Savoie, France, July 22, 2015
(Photo by Daniel Morel)
L. hippothoe (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Genève, Switzerland, June 1979
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. hippothoe (© Diego Reggianti)
Adult (male), Salbertrand, Val di Susa (Torino), Italy, June 2001
(Photo by Diego Reggianti)
L. hippothoe (© Diego Reggianti)
Adult, Salbertrand, Val di Susa (Torino), Italy, June 2001
(Photo by Diego Reggianti)
L. hippothoe (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (male) ssp. stiberi Hübner, [1799-1800], Õland Bostorp, Sweden, June 17, 2003
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
L. hippothoe (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult ssp. stiberi Hübner, [1799-1800], Nord Trøndelag Sildhopen-Elokroken, Norway, June 28, 2003
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
L. hippothoe (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (male) ssp. stiberi Hübner, [1799-1800], Nord Trøndelag Sildhopen-Elokroken, Norway, June 29, 2003
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
L. hippothoe (© Fabio Cavallini)
Adult (male), Livigno (Sondrio), Italy, August 1989
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)
L. hippothoe (© Fabio Cavallini)
Adult (male), Cervinia (Aosta), Italy, August 1988
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)
L. hippothoe (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult (female), Kielstrup Sø, Mariager Fjord, Denmark, June 28, 2003
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
L. hippothoe (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (female), Vlkolinec (Ruzomberok), Slovakia, June 17, 2002
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)

Egg:
L. hippothoe (© Chris Steeman)
Egg, Fagne du Plateau des Tailles, Tailles, Luxembourg, Belgium, July 21, 2004
(Photo by Chris Steeman)

Foodplants:
Rumex, Polygonum

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