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Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Lycanenidae 1 - Lycaeninae
(Coppers)

This page includes all the pictures of 'Coppers' photographed in Europe and shown on the Sightings page

Note: Photographs are accepted as being correctly identified by the named photographer and this website accepts no responsibility for misidentification. It is noted that some species can be found in Great Britain but are included as the photograph was taken in another European country. No details of distribution or status will be given.

Links to species on this page . . .
Large Copper (Lycaena dispar) Scarce Copper (Lycaena vigaureae)
Purple-edged Copper (Lycaena hippothoe) Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Sooty Copper (Lycaena tityrus)
Purple-shot Copper (Lycaena alciphro)
Lycanenidae 2 - Theclinae - Hairstreaks Lycanenidae 3 - Polyommatinae - Blues
Photo Library Index



Species Name

Scientific Name

61.001 BF1561 - Small Copper

Lycaena phlaeas

Small Copper 2004 - Clive Burrows

Small Copper 2006 - Trevor Chapman


Spanish Pyrenees
© photo: Clive Burrows
Algarve
Portugal
© photo: Trevor Chapman



Species Name

Scientific Name

61.002 BF 1562 - Large Copper

Lycaena dispar

Large Copper 2002 - Roger Gibbons

Dordogne
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons





Species Name

Scientific Name

Scarce Copper

Lycaena vigaureae

Scarce Copper 2006 - Roger Gibbons

Isola 2000, Alpes Maritimes
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons


Scarce Copper 2003 - Clive Burrows

Scarce Copper 2003 - Clive Burrows

Maritime Alps
France
© photo: Clive Burrows
Maritime Alps
France
© photo: Clive Burrows



Species Name

Scientific Name

61.002 BF1564 - Sooty Copper

Lycaena tityrus

Sooty Copper 2005 - Clive Burrows

Sooty Copper 2007 Poland - Steve Lane

French Alps
© photo: Clive Burrows
Poland
© photo: Steve Lane

Sooty Copper 2007 Poland - Steve Lane

Sooty Copper 2007 Poland - Steve Lane

Poland
© photo: Steve Lane
Poland
© photo: Steve Lane



Species Name

Scientific Name

61.0023 BF1565 - Purple-shot Copper

Lycaena alciphron

Purple-shot Copper - Clive Burrows

Greece
© photo: Clive Burrows



Species Name

Scientific Name

Purple-edged Copper

Lycaena hippothoe

Purple Edged Copper 2006 - Roger Gibbons

Isola 2000, Alpes Maritimes
France
© photo: Roger Gibbons


Purple-edged Copper 2005 - Bob Hasra

Purple-edged Copper 2001 - Bob Hasra


Bulgaria
© photo: Bob Hasra
Rila National Park
Bulgaria
© photo: Bob Hasra



Large Copper (Lycaena dispar) Scarce Copper (Lycaena vigaureae)
Purple-edged Copper (Lycaena hippothoe) Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Sooty Copper (Lycaena tityrus)
Purple-shot Copper (Lycaena alciphro)
Lycanenidae 2 - Theclinae - Hairstreaks Lycanenidae 3 - Polyommatinae - Blues
Photo Library Index

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