Lycaena hippothoe

Family : Lycaenidae

 

Lycaena hippothoe, Lycaenidae

The Lycaena hippothoe is a splendid small butterfly with golden auburn colour, with wings strongly bordered in black in the male and with significantly paler liver y in the females. The wingspan stands between 28 and 38 mm. It lives in humid and bushy habitats ans is well present in the Palearctic. Hippothoe besides being the name of a Greek mythological hero means also “speed in shots”, rightly the way of flying of this little butterfly © Giuseppe Mazza

 

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