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



Cele Valley, 21 June 2011
Neozephyrus quercus Adult


© Matthew Gandy

Neozephyrus quercus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Purple Hairstreak
La Thcla du chne

Wingspan: 25-30mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to September. Recorded from Las Descargues, Catus and the Causse in or adjacent to hot, dry oak scrub and deciduous woodland with oak.

Larva feeds on Quercus robur, Q. petraea, Q. ilex, Q. pubescens. Hibernates in the egg state.