Lycaenidae: Lycaeninae

07036 Large Copper Lycaena dispar, (Haworth, 1803)

BF1562 (ABH61.002)

Bobochevo, 26th July 2010, male.
Bobochevo, 26th July 2010, male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bobochevo, 26th July 2010, male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 2010-2016
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 2019
Bobochevo, 26th July 2010, male.
Bobochevo, 26th July 2010, male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bourgas Lake, near Black Sea, 2nd July 2012, male.
Bourgas Lake, near Black Sea, 2nd July 2012, male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Radzdavitsa, Kyustendil, 17th July 2012
Radzdavitsa, Kyustendil, 17th July 2012
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bobochevo, 26th July 2010, female.
Bobochevo, 26th July 2010, female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Banya near Karlovo, 12th July 2014.
Banya near Karlovo, 12th July 2014.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Strandzha, SE Bulgaria, 26th June 2012, female.
Strandzha, SE Bulgaria, 26th June 2012, female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Stoyanova, NW Bulgaria, 7th July 2014, female.
Stoyanova, NW Bulgaria, 7th July 2014, female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Lyulin, Sofia, 16th June,2016.
Lyulin, Sofia, 16th June,2016.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Mandraki, Lake Kerkini, N. Greece. 11th May 2014. Male.
Mandraki, Lake Kerkini, N. Greece. 11th May 2014. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Mandraki, Lake Kerkini, N. Greece. 11th May 2014. Male.
Mandraki, Lake Kerkini, N. Greece. 11th May 2014. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Mandraki, Lake Kerkini, N. Greece. 11th May 2014. Male.
Mandraki, Lake Kerkini, N. Greece. 11th May 2014. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Widespread in Bulgaria wherever there are damp grassy herbaceaous places, especially near water, but always in small numbers. Even find it on road verges and several times we have recorded it when we have stopped at a roadside service station!

 

In Bulgaria it is represented by the sub-species rutilus

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:

Habitat

pen damp grassy herbaceous meadows and other habitats. Even small damp areas may host this species

Regional Information

Recorded in 47 (2.5%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.

Last recorded in June 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 11 May to 09 August



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