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Lycaena phlaeas (Linnaeus, 1761)
Small Copper
Bronzé, Cuivré commun

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

Synonims (species):
   phlaeoides Staudinger, 1901
   polaris Courvoisier, 1911

Adult:
L. phlaeas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Borbona (Rieti), Italy, July 5, 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. phlaeas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, May 1, 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. phlaeas (© Patrizio Ventura)
Adult (male), Pavia, Italy
(Photo by Patrizio Ventura, Forum APB)
L. phlaeas (© Patrizio Ventura)
Adult (female), Pavia, Italy
(Photo by Patrizio Ventura, Forum APB)
L. phlaeas (© Diego Reggianti)
Adult (male), Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, July 26, 2000
(Photo by Diego Reggianti)
L. phlaeas (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult (female), Caldara di Manziana (Roma), Italy, March 2002
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
L. phlaeas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), El Cedro, La Gomera, Canary Islands, April 3, 2004
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. phlaeas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Manziana (Roma), Italy, June 1993
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. phlaeas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Roma, Italy, July 1990
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. phlaeas (© Peter Groenendijk)
Adult, Amsterdamse Waterleiding Duinen, Netherlands, July 6, 2003
(Photo by Peter Groenendijk, Anything but common)
L. phlaeas (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (female) ssp. polaris (Courvoisier, 1911), Nord Trøndelag Sildhopen-Elokroken, Norway, June 29, 2003
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
L. phlaeas (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (female) ssp. polaris (Courvoisier, 1911), Nord Trøndelag Sildhopen-Elokroken, Norway, June 28, 2003
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
L. phlaeas (© Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues)
Adult (male), Almaceda, Castelo Branco, Portugal, July 26, 2003
(Photo by Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues)
L. phlaeas (© Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues)
Adult (male), Almaceda, Castelo Branco, Portugal, July 21, 2003
(Photo by Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues)
L. phlaeas (© Henk Dikkema)
Adult (male), Peizerwold, Holland, May 28, 2004
(Photo by Henk Dikkema, Vlinders)
L. phlaeas (© Jaroslav Smrz)
Adult (female), Samos, Greece, June 2006
(Photo by Jaroslav Smrz)

Larva:
L. phlaeas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Rohoznik, Slovakia, June 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Egg:
L. phlaeas (© Paolo Mazzei)
Egg, Rohoznik, Slovakia, May 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Rumex

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