viernes, 29 de agosto de 2008

Lycaena phlaeas



Le Lycaena phlaeas est un insecte lépidoptère de la famille des lycénidés. Il porte le nom vernaculaire de Cuivré commun ou Bronzé sous sa forme imago (papillon).
* Envergure : 12 à 15 mm.
* Habitat : milieux ouverts et fleuris, jusqu'à plus de 2 000 m.
* Période de vol : mars à novembre, deux à quatre générations en fonction de la latitude.
* Plantes-hôtes : Rumex sp., Polygonum sp..
* Répartition : Europe, Asie tempérée, Japon, de l'Afrique du Nord jusqu'au Kenya.






Identification: Upper surface of forewing shiny, fiery orange-red with black spots; hindwing gray with orange-red outer margin. Underside gray; hindwing with submarginal row of orange-red zigzags.
Life history: Males perch on grass or weeds to look for females. Eggs are laid singly on host plant stems or leaves. Young caterpillars chew holes in the underside of leaves; older ones make channels in the leaf tissue. Chrysalids overwinter.
Flight: One flight from July-September for alpine and arctic populations. Two flights in the north from June-July and August-September; three flights in the south from April-September.
Caterpillar hosts: Herbs of the buckwheat (Polygonaceae) family including sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella), curled dock (Rumex crispus), and Oxyria digyna.
Adult food: Nectar from many flowers including common buttercup, white clover, butterflyweed, yarrow, ox-eye daisy, and various composites.



1 comentario:

Ireth dijo...

Que pequeñita! creo que he visto alguna pero nunca les he sacado fotos, suerte que estás tu...
Te quedan bonitas igualmente con la Nikon! eso es bueno :)
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