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|Lycaena alciphron (Rottemburg, 1775) - Czerwończyk zamgleniec|
The Purple-Shot Copper is a butterfly in the family of the Lycaenidae or copper butterflies and in the genus of the Lycaena.
The coloring of the males and the females is very different, i.e. the sexual dimorphism is very strong. The top sides of the wings are red-gold with black spots. The males fluoresce purple, while the females' top side is brown, also with black spots. The rear wings have submarginal spots.
The caterpillar is nocturnal and eats Sorrel. The fully grown butterfly eats wild thyme, ground-elder, and blackberry flowers.
The Purple-Shot Copper can be found in Europe, Morocco, and Turkey in heights between 500 and 900 meters.
This butterfly migrates from June to July.
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- [2009-09-12 9:07]
Hi Alina, again,
beautiful composition, beautiful butterfly put in the right light. The picture is high resolution, sharp and the flower does not "compete" with the colors of the animal. Well done, Alina!
Best regards from Switzerland
fantastic detail, great shot and great color
compliment, great work
- [2009-09-12 15:15]
wow! magnifique image!
tres bonne netette et detailles!