Lycaenidae: Theclinae

1555 (ABH61.005) Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07058

Llanymynech Rocks, May 2010
Llanymynech Rocks, May 2010
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Llanymynech Rocks, May 2010
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Wakerley, 1987
Wakerley, 1987
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Wakerley
Wakerley
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 27-34mm
Foodplant(s): Common Rock-rose (Helianthemum nummularium), Common Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), Gorse (Ulex europaeus), Broom (Cytisus scoparius), Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea), Purging Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), Bramble (Rubus fruticosus)
Flying: One generation, mid April-late June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Calcareous grassland, heathland, woodland rides, railway cuttings, disused quarries and scrubby grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 35 (13%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 April to 05 July


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Green, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5