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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.:

Large copper


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


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


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:


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:

Kurz Michael: 2016.10.08
not reviewed