Lycaena alciphron

Family : Lycaenidae

 

Lycaena alciphron, Lycaenidae

The pretty Lycaena alciphron displays a remarkable sexual dimorphism. The male has a splendid auburn livery on the upper face of the wings, with characteristic violet reflections. The female has no reflections, more rounded wings and a softer colouring. Common in Europe in the hilly and mountain areas. The caterpillar nourishes of Rumes spp.

 

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