Taxon profile


Large Copper
Lycaena dispar (Haworth, 1802)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  family Lycaenidae - gossamer-winged butterflies »  genus Lycaena »  subgenus Thersamolycaena

Scientific synonyms

Thersamonolycaena dispar (Haworth, 1803)

Near Threatened LR/nt




Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 6

subspecies Lycaena dispar aurata Leech, 1887
subspecies Lycaena dispar batava (Oberthür, 1920)
subspecies Lycaena dispar dahurica (Graeser, 1888)
subspecies Lycaena dispar dispar (Haworth, 1802)
subspecies Lycaena dispar festiva Krulikowsky, 1909
subspecies Lycaena dispar rutila (Werneburg, 1864)

Lycaena dispar rutila

Links and literature

CZ EN Laštůvka Z., Liška J.: Checklist of Lepidoptera of the Czech Republic [] [as Lycaena dispar (Haworth, 1803)]
Data retrieved on: 28 February 2009
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [441190]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Lycaena dispar (Haworth, 1802)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN SR Djurić M.: Butterflies of Serbia [] [as Lycaena dispar (Haworth, 1802)]
CZ DE Bělín V. (1999): Motýli České a Slovenské republiky aktivní ve dne, Kabourek, Zlín [as Lycaena dispar (Haworth, 1803)]
EN Jakšić P., Nahirnić A., Petrović S. (2013): Compendium of Serbian Butterflies with Vernacular Names, Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, 6: 75-88 [as Lycaena dispar (Haworth, 1802)]
Data retrieved on: 18 January 2014

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