Lycaena thersamon

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Lycaena thersamon
Lycaena thersamon male 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lycaena
Species: L. thersamon
Binomial name
Lycaena thersamon
Esper, 1784

Lycaena thersamon, the lesser fiery copper, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found from Eastern Europe, Italy and South-East Europe to Mongolia and North-Western China.

The wingspan is 14–16 mm. The butterfly flies from April to October depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Polygonum aviculare, and possibly other Polygonaceae species.

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