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

LYCAENIDAE

Lycaeninae

Cele Valley, 21 June 2011
Satyrium ilicis Adult

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© Matthew Gandy

Satyrium ilicis (Esper, 1779)

Ilex Hairstreak
La Thécla de l'yeuse

Wingspan: 32-38mm

A univoltine species flying from May to August. A species of broadleaved woodland and scrub with oak present up to 1800m asl.

The larva feeds on various species of Quercus, Ulmus, Prunus etc.

 

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