1566 Purple-edged Copper (Lycaena hippothoe) (Linnaeus, 1761) - (Lycaenidae / Lycaeninae)


Notes: Locally common, in damp grassland and alpine meadows; 0-2500 m throughout much of north-eastern Europe, Fennoscandia, southern France and northern Spain. In Britain, there are a number of old records, however, these were all probably the result of deliberate introductions. Wingspan 28-32 mm. Larva feeds on Common Bistort and Common Sorrel.

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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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