Appendix B: (Lycaenidae / Lycaeninae)
B043 [B&F: 1563] Scarce Copper (Lycaena virgaureae) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Uncommon, in flower meadows, rough grassland and damp woodland; 1000-2000 m, low altitudes in the north throughout much of Fennoscandia, eastern Europe and northern Spain. In Britain, said to have been recorded in the late 18th Century, but much confusion and controversy surrounds the species' occurrence here. Wingspan 30-36 mm. Larva feeds on Common Sorrel and Dock.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
Adult
Larval

Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

As above but the larger the symbol, the greater the number of records
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