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Lycaena phlaeas (Linnaeus, 1761) – Common Copper

Subspecies in India:

(1) Lycaena phlaeas stygianus (Butler, 1880) – Afgani Common Copper
(2) Lycaena phlaeas baralacha (Moore, 1884) – Ladakh Common Copper
(3) Lycaena phlaeas indicus Evans, 1925 – Kashmir Common Copper
(4) Lycaena phlaeas flavens (Ford, 1924) – Tibetan Common Copper

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Lycaeninae > Lycaena

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Soman, A. 2022. Lycaena phlaeas (Linnaeus, 1761) – Common Copper. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.28. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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