Lycaenidae: Theclinae

1557 (ABH61.004) Purple Hairstreak Favonius quercus (=Neozephyrus), (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
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 2020-onwards
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as an egg.

Wingspan: M: 33-40mm, F: 31-38mm
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.)
Flying: One generation, early July-early September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Ancient oak woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 81 (30%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 30 January to 02 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 May to 17 June



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Brown, white