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Lycaena phlaeas (Linnaeus, 1761)
Small Copper
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Classification:

  • Phylum Arthropoda
  • Class Insecta
  • Order LEPIDOPTERA
  • Suborder
  • Superfamily PAPILIONOIDEA
  • Family LYCAENIDAE
  • Subfamily LYCAENINAE
  • Genus Lycaena

Lycaena phlaeas
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CITATION
Bond, K.G.M., Nash, R. & O’Connor, J.P. 2006. An Annotated Checklist of the Irish Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera) , The Irish Biogeograghical Society and the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/InvertebrateIreland/species.asp?item=9009
IRISH STATUS
See Explanatory Text
Accepted
NORTHERN IRELAND
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
RecordedRecorded
STATUS OF NAME
Current name
VALIDATING LITERATURE
Bond, K.G.M., Nash, R., O'Connor, J.P. 2006, An Annotated Checklist of the Irish Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera) , The Irish Biogeographical Society, Dublin
Bradley, J.D. 2000, Checklist of Lepidoptera recorded from the British Isles. Second Edition (revised). Published privately , , Fordingbridge
LITERATURE FOR IDENTIFICATION
Tolman, T, 1997, Field Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Europe, , Harper Collins, London
Thomas, J. & Lewington, R, 1991, The Butterflies of Britain and Ireland, , Dorling Kindersley, London
LITERATURE FOR TAXONOMIC CHANGE
LITERATURE FOR ECOLOGY AND DISTRIBUTION
Asher, J., Warren, M., Fox, R., Harding, P., Jeffcoate, G. & Jeffcoate, S., 2001, The millennium atlas of butterflies in Britain and Ireland, , Oxford University Press, Oxford
Fox, R., Asher, J., Brereton, T., Roy, D & Warren, M, 2006, The State of Butterflies in Britain and Ireland, , Pisces Publications, Newbury
Thomas, J. & Lewington, R, 1991, The Butterflies of Britain and Ireland, , Dorling Kindersley, London
LOCATION OF VOUCHER
EXPLANATORY TEXT
Bradley (2000) lists two sub-species of this insect eleus (Fabricius, 1798) (Britain) and hibernica Goodson, 1948 (Ireland): the nominate is only found in Continental Europe.

CHECKLIST VERSION  2006

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