Chapman's green hairstreak - Callophrys avis

Underside

Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: March/June.

Size: 32-34mm

Altitude: 100-1000m

 

Notes:

Similar to the Green hairstreak Callophrys rubi it differs in having reddish frons and a more complete white band across its wings.

 

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution
Callophrys rubi

Arbutus unedo - Strawberry tree.

Dry scrub with lots of Arbutus unedo.

Chapman's green hairstreak distribution

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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