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Small Copper (Kleine Vuurvlinder) | Large Copper (Grote Vuurvlinder) | Sooty Copper (Bruine Vuurvlinder) | Purple-Edged Copper (Rode Vuurvlinder) | Purple Hairstreak (Eikenpage) | Green Hairstreak (Groentje) | Long-Tailed Blue (Tijgerblauwtje) | Lang's Short-Tailed Blue (Klein Tijgerblauwtje) | Geranium Bronze (Geraniumblauwtje) | Common Tiger Blue (Moors Christusdoornblauwtje) | Dotted Blue (Tarucus sybaris) | Small Blue (Dwergblauwtje) | Holly Blue (Boomblauwtje) | Grass Jewel (Heliotroopblauwtje) | Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus) | Black-Striped Hairtail (Anthene amarah) | African Grass Blue (Amethistblauwtje) | Common Grass-Blue (Zizina labradus) | Western Tailed Blue (Everes amyntula) | Short-Tailed Blue (Staartblauwtje) | Heideblauwtje / Silver-Studded Blue | Brown Argus (Bruin Blauwtje) | Mazarine Blue (Klaverblauwtje) | Chalkhill Blue (Bleek Blauwtje) | Common Blue (Icarusblauwtje) | Damara Copper (Aloeides damarensis)

Small Copper (Kleine Vuurvlinder)




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Small Copper - Lycaena phlaeas - Kleine Vuurvlinder
Europe, North- and East-Africa, Asia, North-America.

The following 22 subspecies are being recognized:
Lycaena phlaeas phlaeas - Europe, West-Siberia, Caucasus and South-Caucasus;
Lycaena phlaeas eleus - England, Wales and Scotland;
Lycaena phlaeas hibernica - Ireland and North-Ireland;
Lycaena phlaeas polaris - North-Siberia, North-Ural Mountains and Chukotka Peninsula;
Lycaena phlaeas kamtschatica - Kamtchatka Peninsula;
Lycaena phlaeas ganalica - Kamtchatka Peninsula;
Lycaena phlaeas daimio - South-Kurile Islands, Sakhalin;
Lycaena phlaeas hypophlaeas - Altai Mountains, South-Siberia, Amur and North-Ussuri;
Lycaena phlaeas chinensis - South-Ussuri;
Lycaena phlaeas flavens - Tibet;
Lycaena phlaeas oxiana - Kopet Dag Mountains, Alai Mountains, Tian Shan Mountains;
Lycaena phlaeas comedarum - East-Pamir Mountains;
Lycaena phlaeas stygiana - West-Pamir Mountains;
Lycaena phlaeas shima - Arabian Peninsular;
Lycaena phlaeas pseudophlaeas - Ethiopia to Uganda;
Lycaena phlaeas ethiopica - Ruwenzori Mountains, Southwest-Uganda;
Lycaena phlaeas abbotti - Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi;
Lycaena phlaeas americana - Eastern North-America;
Lycaena phlaeas feildeni - Ellesmere, Northwest-Territories, Canada;
Lycaena phlaeas arethusa - Rocky Mountains of Alberta and North-USA;
Lycaena phlaeas arctodon - Northcentral-USA;
Lycaena phlaeas alpestris - Western-USA.

Of this species there are no Zoo Photo's available.


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