Seq # 460010050

Lycaena virgaureae (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Jan. 13, 2019, 8:54 a.m.


A very local species occurring only in the south of Belgium. Declining in most places.


Details

Classification
Family: Lycaenidae > Subfamily: Lycaeninae > Tribus: Lycaenini > Genus: Lycaena > Species: Lycaena virgaureae
Vernacular names
Morgenrood (NL), Scarce Copper (EN), Cuivré de la verge-d'or (FR), Dukaten-Feuerfalter (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 16.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Flight periods

The adults fly in June and July.


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Rumex

The larva lives on Rumex.

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