Taxon profile


Purple-edged Copper
Lycaena hippothoe (Linnaeus, 1761)

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

Scientific synonyms

Heodes hippothoe (Linnaeus, 1761)
Palaeochrysophanus hippothoe (Linnaeus, 1761)
Papilio hippothoe Linnaeus, 1761


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Lycaena hippothoe eurydame (Hofmannsegg, 1806)

Lycaena hippothoe eurydame

subspecies Lycaena hippothoe hippothoe (Linnaeus, 1761)
subspecies Lycaena hippothoe stiberi (Gerhard, 1853)

Links and literature

EN SR Djurić M.: Butterflies of Serbia [] [as Lycaena hippothoe (Linnaeus, 1761)]
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [441207]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Lycaena hippothoe (Linnaeus, 1761)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
CZ EN Laštůvka Z., Liška J.: Checklist of Lepidoptera of the Czech Republic [] [as Lycaena hippothoe (Linnaeus, 1761)]
Data retrieved on: 28 February 2009
CZ DE Bělín V. (1999): Motýli České a Slovenské republiky aktivní ve dne, Kabourek, Zlín [as Lycaena hippothoe (Linnaeus, 1761)]
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 hippothoe (Linnaeus, 1761)]
Data retrieved on: 18 January 2014

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