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.

 

 

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

 

Rhamnus species Dry scrub.

Blue-spot hairstreak distribution

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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