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Lycaena phlaeas (Linnaeus, 1761)

A common species throughout Belgium.

The larva lives on several species of Rumex.

The adults fly in two generations a year: from early April till mid June, and from early July till the beginning of October. In favourable years a third generation occurs from the end of August till early November.

Belgium, Namur, Rochefort, 11 September 2005.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)
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