Taxon profile


Purple-shot Copper
Lycaena alciphron (Rottemburg, 1775)

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

Heodes alciphron (Rottemburg, 1775)
Thersamonolycaena alciphron (Rottemburg, 1775)


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 8

subspecies Lycaena alciphron acutipennis Chou & Zhang, 1994
subspecies Lycaena alciphron alciphron (Rottenburg, 1775)

Lycaena alciphron alciphron

subspecies Lycaena alciphron chairemon (Fruhstorfer, 1917)
subspecies Lycaena alciphron gordius (Sulzer, 1776) - Purple-shot Copper

Lycaena alciphron gordius - Purple-shot Copper

subspecies Lycaena alciphron heracleana (Blachier, 1908)
subspecies Lycaena alciphron melibea Staudinger, 1878
subspecies Lycaena alciphron naryna (Oberthür, 1910)
subspecies Lycaena alciphron rubida Korshunov, 1977

Links and literature

CZ EN Laštůvka Z., Liška J.: Checklist of Lepidoptera of the Czech Republic [] [as Lycaena alciphron (Rottemburg, 1775)]
Data retrieved on: 28 February 2009
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [441204]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Lycaena alciphron (Rottemburg, 1775)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN SR Djurić M.: Butterflies of Serbia [] [as Lycaena alciphron (Rottemburg, 1775)]
CZ DE Bělín V. (1999): Motýli České a Slovenské republiky aktivní ve dne, Kabourek, Zlín [as Lycaena alciphron (Rottemburg, 1775)]
CZ EN Farkač J., Král D. & Škorpík M. (eds.) (2005): List of threatened species in the Czech Republic. Invertebrates, Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR, Praha, 760 pp. [as Lycaena alciphron (Rottemburg, 1775)]
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 alciphron (Rottemburg, 1775)]
Data retrieved on: 18 January 2014

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