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Hampshire and
Isle of Wight Branch

Duke of Burgundy - Hamearis lucina

Bradley & Fletcher No.: 1582
Agassiz No.: 60.001

This small butterfly frequents scrubby grassland and sunny woodland clearings, typically in very low numbers. The adults rarely visit flowers and most sightings are of the territorial males as they perch on a prominent leaf at the edge of scrub. The females are elusive and spend much of their time resting or flying low to the ground looking for suitable egg-laying sites. The Duke of Burgundy is found in scattered colonies across southern England. It has declined substantially in recent decades, especially in woodlands.

Post-2000 records
Pre-2000 records

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More detailed information on this species can be found on the UK Butterflies website.


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