Appendix A: (Lycaenidae / Lycaeninae)
61.0022 [B&F: 1564] Sooty Copper (Lycaena tityrus) (Poda, 1761)


Notes: Common in flower meadows, grassland, woodland edges and rocky areas in mountains; 50-2500 m throughout much of mainland Europe, less numerous in the south-west. In Britain, a very rare immigrant, with individuals found in Devon in 1887, East Sussex in 1958, and Guernsey in 1966. Wingspan 28-32 mm. Larva feeds on Common Sorrel and French Sorrel.

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Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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