Lycaena (Lycaena) phlaeas (Linnaeus, 1761)


Sweden
The upperside forewings are a bright orange with a dark outside edge border and with eight or nine black spots. The hindwings are dark with an orange border. Some females also have a row of blue spots inside the orange border and are known as form caeruleopunctata. The undersides are patterned in a similar way but are paler. The black spots on the forewings are outlined in yellow and the dark colouring is replaced by a pale brownish grey. The hindwings are the same brown/grey colour with small black dots and a narrow orange border.

Habitat
  • Fallow land
  • Field boundary strips
  • Glades
  • Ruderal areas
25 - 30 mm
Coure comú
Ohniváček černokřídlý
Lille ildfugl
Kleiner Feuerfalter
Leek-kuldtiib
Small Copper
Manto bicolor
Cuivré commun
Mali vatreni plavac
Argo bronzato
Parastais zeltainītis
Mažasis auksinukas
Közönséges tüzlepke
Kleine vuurvlinder
Ildgullvinge
Czerwończyk żarek
Ohniváčik čiernokrídly
Mali dukat
Pikkukultasiipi
Mindre guldvinge
Beneklibakýrgüzeli
Κοινή χαλκούχα λυκαένα
Червонец пятнистый
მუქ-წითელა მრავალთვალა
紅灰蝶
ベニシジミ
작은주홍부전나비
כחליל ארכובית

Primary host-plants

FamilyLatin nameVernacular name
PolygonaceaePolygonumKnotweed
Rumex acetosaCommon Sorrel
Rumex acetosellaSheep's Sorrel

Synonyms and other combinations

Lycaena phlaeoidesStaudinger, 1901
Lycaena polarisCourvoisier, 1911

Known subspecies

SpeciesAuthorLocus typicus
Lycaena (Lycaena) phlaeas arctodonFerris, 1974USA, Montana, East side of Beartooth Pass, Custer NF, Carbon County
Lycaena (Lycaena) phlaeas baralachaMoore, 1884
Lycaena (Lycaena) phlaeas chinensisC. Felder, 1862
Lycaena (Lycaena) phlaeas eleusFabricius, 1798
Lycaena (Lycaena) phlaeas feildeniMcLachlan, 1878
Lycaena (Lycaena) phlaeas flavensFord, 1924
Lycaena (Lycaena) phlaeas hypophlaeasBoisduval, 1852
Lycaena (Lycaena) phlaeas indicaEvans, 1925
Lycaena (Lycaena) phlaeas shimaGabriel, 1954
Lycaena (Lycaena) phlaeas stygianaButler, 1880
Lycaena (Lycaena) phlaeas timeusCramer, 1779
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