Scarce Copper
Lycaena (Heodes) virgaureae

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Switzerland, June 2011



Switzerland, June 2011



Switzerland, June 2011

Male, Val d'Aran, July 2008

Male, Val d'Aran, July 2008

Male Val d'Aran July 2002

Male Val d'Aran July 2002

Female



Dark form of female, Switzerland, July 2011

The male and female scarce copper are very different on the upperside but the undersides are similar, with characteristic white markings on the hindwing which always allow easy identification.