Callophrys rubi - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Pierre Martine, 7 June 2010
Callophrys rubi Adult


© Alan Martin

Callophrys rubi (Linnaeus, 1758)

Green Hairstreak
L'Argus vert

Wingspan: 28-32mm

A univoltine but exceptionally bivoltine species on the wing from April to June and rarely August to September. Recorded from Las Descargues and the Causse.

Larvae feed on various herbaceous plants and some woody perennials between April and August, overwintering as a pupa.