Appendix A: (Lycaenidae / Lycaeninae)
61.0023 [B&F: 1565] Purple-shot Copper (Lycaena alciphron gordius) (Sulzer, 1776)


Notes: Local in flower meadows, grassland and rocky areas in mountains throughout much of mainland Europe. The only British record is of one captured by a schoolboy in July 1886 near Sudbury, Suffolk, and probably originated from an immature stage in plants from the continent. Wingspan 32-36 mm. Larva feeds on Dock.

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

As above but the larger the symbol, the greater the number of records
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