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Lycaena dispar (Haworth, 1802)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Papilio dispar Haworth, 1802: 3.
Type locality: England, Cambridgeshire
Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
ssp. batavus Oberthür, 1923: 73. Type locality: The Netherlands, Friesland.
ssp. rutilus Werneburg, 1864: 391. Type locality: Germany, Berlin.
ssp. festivus Krulikovskii, 1909: 300. Type locality: Rossiae orientalis [Vjatka valley, Russia following Bozano & Weidenhoffer 2001].
ssp. auratus Leech, 1887: 414. Type locality: Asie orientale

Large copper
Le Cuivré des Marais
Großer Feuerfalter

Habit:

L. dispar dispar L. dispar rutilus : Lithuania L. dispar rutilus : Crimea L. dispar dispar
Picture from: Seitz 1908
Detailed view
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Detailed view
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Detailed view
Picture from: Seitz 1908
Detailed view

Variability: As in many other coppers, there is a distinct sexual dichroism. The shows a differentiated pattern of black dots on the forewing upperside, whereas the hindwing upperside is black-brown, except for the submarginal orange band. The however is bright red on the upperside with only a small black discal spot and a black wing margin.

Distribution:

The species is distributed from England (now extinct) in scattered populations through NW Europe and from central Europe throughout temperate Asia to the Russian far East, China and Korea (Bozano & Weidenhoffer 2001).

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Bozano, G. C. & Z. Weidenhoffer 2001. Guide to the Butterflies of the Palaearctic Region. Lycaenidae I, Subfamily Lycaeninae. Omnesa Artes, Milano, 62 pp.
Haworth, A. H. 1802. Prodroumus Lepidopterorum Britannicorum. A Concise Catalogue of British lepidopterous insects, with the Times and Places of Appearance In the Winged State. By a Fellow of the Linnaean Society. Holt, printed by J. Parslee, London, VI+1+39+6 pp.

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2016.08.04
Kurz Michael: 2016.09.15
Kurz Michael: 2016.10.08
not reviewed

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