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Lycaena dispar (Haworth, 1802)

Самец  (Lycaena dispar)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Lycaenidae subfamily Lycaeninae tribe Lycaenini genus Lycaena → species Lycaena dispar

Species name(s)

Lycaena dispar (Haworth, 1802) = Papilio dispar Haworth, 1802 = Thersamonia dispar = Thersamolycaena dispar = Thersamonolycaena dispar = Papilio hippothoe Esper, 1778.

Large Copper


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

18—20 mm.

Primary colors

Orange, Blue, Brown/Gray/Black.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Over-wintering stage


Самка  (Lycaena dispar)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Крупный червонец, длина переднего крыла которого достигает 2 см. Самцы с огненно-красным верхом крыльев, самки заметно темнее, с черными точками на передних и сплошным черным полем на задних крыльях. Известны f. batava Obth. с 1 черной точкой на передних и характерной черной каймой на задних крыльях — из Нидерландов, f. rutilus Werneburg, 1864 с типичными для вида признаками — с юго-востока Центральной Европы. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhne Amur, Lower Volga, Prealtay,Of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Seaside, Mid-Amur, the Volga-Average, Average Urals, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland,France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Ареал вида в целом — Центральная и Южная Европа. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Sep Personal communication. Anatoliy Kuzmin.
  • Бабочка летает в мае—июне и июле—августе. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Местообитания: болота и влажные, пойменные луга, но может появляться и на сухих полях с люцерной или клевером. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • Гусеница Lycaena dispar проживает с августа до мая следующего года. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Rumex hydrolapathum, Rumex crispus, Rumex aquaticus. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Щавель. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Стадия гусеницы у непарной многоглазки может продолжаться от двух недель до нескольких месяцев. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Куколка серая. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Lycaena dispar


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Igor Sakhno, Irina Nikulina.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Anatoliy Kuzmin.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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30.01.2014 14:14, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

04.10.2013 2:54, Peter Khramov

Ok, we are not going to add, but the comments are very right that such information is available to the form. Anatoly if there is what species that add - write to the relevant pages.

16.09.2013 13:59, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Just later than the deadline for some reason a separate individual hatched.
No need to add a special case.

15.09.2013 22:14, Anatoliy Kuzmin

I propose to add during the summer - September. Female I 14.09.2013g removed. and exhibited in the gallery.

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