Lycaena hippothoe (Linnaeus 1761) (Family Lycaenidae)


Male

Female

Forewing Length: 16-17mm, Wingspan: 30-36mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
June - August August - June ? June - August
(Earliest: 3.6)

Biotopes:
Meadows

Wet Meadows
Food:
(Larva)

Rumex acetosa

Rumex acetosella
Food:
(Adult)

Polygonum bistorta Nectar

Trifolium pratense Nectar

Vicia cracca Nectar

Cirsium palustre Nectar

Comarum palustre Nectar

Ranunculus acris Nectar

Ajuga reptans Nectar

Galium saxatile Nectar
Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Lycaena hippothoe
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Lycaena hippothoe
Lepiforum: Lycaena hippothoe


Pictures © 2003 J.K. Lindsey

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