Lycaenidae: Lycaeninae

1562 (ABH61.002) Large Copper Lycaena dispar, (Haworth, 1803)

KR07036

Male
Male
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Male
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Female
Female
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Male - underside
Male - underside
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Larva
Larva
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Larva
Larva
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Pupa
Pupa
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Empty pupal case
Empty pupal case
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This species became extinct in the UK in 1864. There have been many unsuccessful attempts to re-introduce the species from continental races.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: M: 44-48mm, F: 46-52mm
Foodplant(s): Water Dock (Rumex hydrolapathum)
Flying: One generation, early July-mid August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Extinct

Habitat

Open fens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 9 (3.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 1989

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 June to 18 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 21 April to 31 May


Extinct
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Green, white