Lycaena tityrus (Poda 1761) (Family Lycaenidae)


Male

Female

Forewing Length: 14-16mm, Wingspan: 25-32mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
May - October June - April April - August May - October
(Earliest: 24.5)
(2 - 3 Generations)

Biotopes:
Meadows

Wet Meadows
Food:
(Larva)

Rumex
Food:
(Adult)

Polygonum bistorta Nectar

Ranunculus repens Nectar

Tanacetum vulgare Nectar
Parasitoids:
Ichneumon extensorius Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

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


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