Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lycaena alciphron

Lycaena alciphron (Rottemburg, 1775)

purple-shot copper

on Rumex


Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Rumex acetosella, thyrsiflorus.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.


Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Lepiforum (2021), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a.

Last modified 26.iv.2021