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Lycaena (Heodes) tityrus Poda, 1761 ♂

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Lycaena (Heodes) tityrus Poda, 1761 ♂
Common names: Sooty Copper [En], Cuivré fuligineux, Argus myope [Fr], Bruine vuurvlinder [Nl], Braune Feuerfalter [De], Αιθαλώδης χαλκούχα λυκαένα [Gr], İsli Bakır Kelebeği [Tu]

Zoodochos Pigi, VERIA ● Greece

Description: The wingspan is 28–30 millimetres (1.1–1.2 in). Male is sooty brown above with purplish tinge, a median band of black spots on both wings and orange submarginal lunules on hindwing. Female’s forewing is orange or purplish brown; darker hindwing has a band of orange submarginal lunules containing large black sports. Male is grayish below, with black spots and an orange submarginal band on both wings, while female tends to be yellow-orange.

Biology: The butterfly flies in two generations from April to June and from July to August, depending on the location. The host plants are Rumex sp..

Habitat: Meadows, usually dry ones; pine forest openings.

Distribution: Eurasia, from North of Spain and Poland to Turkey and Siberia.

References:
Baytaş A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.
Butterflies of Kharkov Region




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