Grecian copper - Lycaena ottomana


Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: June-July

Size: 28-32mm

Altitude: 900-2000m



The small black dots in the corner of the upperwing of the male help to identify this species, in addition there is a strong red band on the underside hindwing.

These photos were taken in Bulgaria by Mark Ogden.


Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Rumex species

Damp meadows.

Grecian copper distribution


Early Stages




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