Lycaena helle (Denis & Schiffermüller 1775) (Family Lycaenidae)


Male

Female

Forewing Length: 12-14mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? May - August July - May May - June
(Earliest: 15.4)

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows
Food:
(Larva)

Bistorta officinalis
Food:
(Adult)

Bellis perennis Nectar

Leucanthemum vulgare Nectar

Cardamine pratensis Nectar

Bistorta officinalis Nectar

Ranunculus acris Nectar
Parasitoids:
Hyposoter placidus Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium: Lycaena helle
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Lycaena helle
Lepiforum: Lycaena helle


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