Purple-edged Copper
Lycaena (Palaeochrysophanus) hippothoe

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Lycaena hippothoe

Male, Switzerland, July 2014

Lycaena hippothoe

Male, high alpine form eurydame, Switzerland, July 2015

Lycaena hippothoe

Female, high alpine form eurydame, Switzerland, July 2013

Male, Switzerland, June 2007

Male, Switzerland, June 2007



Subspecies eurydame, Switzerland, June 2011



Subspecies eurydame, Switzerland, July 2010

Male, Switzerland, June 2005

Male, Switzerland, June 2005

Male underside, Switzerland, June 2005

Male, Switzerland, June 2006

Intermediate female form, Switzerland, July 2006

Light female form, Switzerland, July 2007

Male, Switzerland, showing little purple even in good light

Male, Spain, with prominent purple edging

Female, Switzerland (light form)