Lycaenidae: Polyommatinae

1567a (ABH61.0081) Geranium Bronze Cacyreus marshalli, Butler, 1898

KR07075

 Photo © Eddie John
Geranium Bronze
 Photo © Eddie John
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Rome 2005
Rome 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Rome 2005
Rome 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Rome on Pelargonium, 2005
Rome on Pelargonium, 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Rome on Pelargonium, 2005
Rome on Pelargonium, 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Rome on Pelargonium, 2005
Rome on Pelargonium, 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Rome on Pelargonium, 2005
Rome on Pelargonium, 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Rome on Pelargonium, 2005
Rome on Pelargonium, 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This is a rare import from South Africa.

Overwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.

Wingspan: 15-27mm
Foodplant(s): geraniums (Geranium spp.), pelargoniums (Pelargonium spp.)
Flying: One generation, April-July
UK Presence: Accidental Introduction
National status: Uncommon/Rare

Habitat

Anywhere there are cultivated geraniums and pelargoniums.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in February 2002

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 February to 24 February

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 22 December to 22 December


Uncommon/Rare
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Green, white, red