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Lycaena dispar dispar (Haworth, 1802)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Papilio dispar Haworth, 1802: 3.
Type locality: England, Cambridgeshire
Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
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Large copper

Habit:

   
   
Picture from: Seitz 1908
Detailed view
Picture from: Seitz 1908
Detailed view
   

Distribution:

The typical subspecies is restricted to England, where it is now extinct.

Diagnosis:

In the typical subspecies, the ground colour of the hindwing underside is silvery blue grey. The orange submarginal band reaches vein 6, with a squared apical end (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: 2016.10.08
not reviewed

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