Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lycaena phlaeas

Lycaena phlaeas (Linnaeus, 1761)

small copper

on Rumex

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Rumex acetosa, acetosella & subsp. tenuifolius, crispus, lunaria, obtusifolius.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

references

Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Gascoigne-Pees, Hall & Russell (2002a, Lepiforum (2021), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a).

Last modified 27.iv.2021