Blue-spot hairstreak - Satyrium spini


Family: Lycaenidae

Flight Time: Late May - July

Size: 34-36mm

Altitude: 0-2000m

Pictured from the Somiedo park in northern Spain. End of July found hundreds up one particular valley. Including many breeding pairs, see right.



Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Rhamnus species Dry scrub.

Blue-spot hairstreak distribution


Early Stages




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