Lycaenidae: Theclinae

1556 (ABH61.003) Brown Hairstreak Thecla betulae, (Linnaeus, 1758)

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 Photo © Val Perrin
Brown Hairstreak
 Photo © Val Perrin
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Val Perrin
Alners Gorse
Alners Gorse
 Photo © Hazel Orbell
 Photo © Val Perrin


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as an egg.

Wingspan: M: 36-41mm, F: 39-45mm
Foodplant(s): Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Prunus (Prunus spp.)
Flying: One generation, late July-mid September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Hedgerows, wood edges and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 15 (5.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2008

Recorded date range (Adult): 04 July to 06 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 11 May to 10 July


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Green, yellow