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Sooty Copper (Heodes tityrus)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Heodes
Species: tityrus

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On Aug 6, 2008, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées,
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

This european species does not occur in the UK, from the distribution maps I have seen, though it is widespread on the continent. It flies in two generations - April/May and August/September. The caterpillars eat Rumex species (sorrels etc). Unlike in most species of copper, the female is brighter than the male.

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