Lycaenidae Lycaeninae Lycaenini Lycaena tityrus Aricia agestis
Lycaena virgaureae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Scarce Copper

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

Synonims (species):
   miegii Vogel, 1857
   montana Meyer-Dur, 1851

Adult:
L. virgaureae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Borbona (Rieti), Italy, July 5, 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. virgaureae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Borbona (Rieti), Italy, July 5, 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. virgaureae (© Diego Reggianti)
Adult (male), Claviere, Val di Susa (Torino), Italy
(Photo by Diego Reggianti)
L. virgaureae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Rifugio Talarico, Pietraporzio (Cuneo), Italy, July 21, 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. virgaureae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Monte Pollino, Italy, July 1988
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
L. virgaureae (© Bernard Fransen)
Adults, Hungary, 2000
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
L. virgaureae (© Diego Reggianti)
Adult (male), Claviere, Val di Susa (Torino), Italy
(Photo by Diego Reggianti)
L. virgaureae (© Manuel Dinis Cortes)
Adult (male), Natural Park of Montesinho-Bragança, Portugal, August 3, 2004
(Photo by Manuel Dinis Cortes)

Foodplants:
Rumex

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