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



Las Descargues, 2 June 2009
Satyrium spini Adult


© Alan Martin

Satyrium spini ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Blue-spot Hairstreak
La Thécla du prunellier

Wingspan: 30-37mm

A univoltine species on the wing from May to July. Recorded from Las Descargues and the Causse. Preferred habitats are open, dry and warm woodlands, scrub, dry, bushy meadows and woodland margins.

The larva feeds on Rhamnus spp.