Lycaena (Heodes) tityrus (Poda, 1761)

Austria, Graz
Male above black-brown, with a magnificent metallic green gloss when alive, with black spots corresponding to those of the underside and with a very thin reddish lunate line before the margin of the hindwing. Female above similar to Lycaena (Lycaena) phlaeas, but paler yellow, and with a very thin black edge instead of a broad black marginal band. Beneath yellowish grey, with very numerous black ocelli and small russet-red spots before the margin.
Throughout Europe, from the North Sea to the Mediterranean, with the exception of Great Britain; also in Asia Minor.

  • Dry meadows
  • Fallow land
  • Forest edges
  • Glades
  • Railway lines and embankments
  • Waysides
28 - 30 mm
A little butterfly which can be find in the fields and others little places in which there are many flowers. This butterfly flies very fast.
A tiny egg, quite grey. It looks like an sponge or a golf ball.
Տիտիրուս կապտաթիթեռ
Coure fosc
Ohniváček černoskvrnný
Sort ildfugl
Brauner Feuerfalter
Sooty Copper
Manto oscuro
Cuivré fuligineux
Točkasti vatreni plavac
Brūnais zeltainītis
Tamsusis auksinukas
Barna tüzlepke
Bruine vuurvlinder
Czerwończyk uroczek
Ohniváčik čiernoškvrnný
Tamni dukat
Dansk Guldvinge
Αιθαλώδης χαλκούχα λυκαένα
Червонец Титир

Primary host-plants

FamilyLatin nameVernacular name
PolygonaceaeRumex acetosaCommon Sorrel
Rumex acetosellaSheep's Sorrel

Secondary host-plants

FamilyLatin nameVernacular name

Synonyms and other combinations

Heodes tityrusPoda, 1761
Heodes dorilisHufnagel, 1766

Known subspecies

SpeciesAuthorLocus typicus
Lycaena (Heodes) tityrus subalpinusSpeyer, 1851
Lycaena (Heodes) tityrus tityrusPoda, 1761

Lycaena (Heodes) tityrus is a member of the clade Lycaena virgaureae

Lycaena (Heodes) bleuseiOberthür, 1884
Lycaena (Heodes) ottomanus(Lefèbvre, 1830)
Lycaena (Heodes) tityrus(Poda, 1761)
Lycaena (Heodes) virgaureae(Linnaeus, 1758)
Lycaena (Thersamolycaena) alciphron(Rottemburg, 1775)
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