Lycaenidae: Theclinae

1558 (ABH61.006) White-letter Hairstreak Satyrium w-album, (Knoch, 1782)

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 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
White-letter Hairstreak
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as an egg.

Wingspan: 25-35mm
Foodplant(s): elms (Ulmus spp.)
Flying: One generation, late June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Hedgerows, scrub and woodland rides.

Regional Information

Recorded in 69 (25.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 June to 03 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 11 August to 11 August

Similar Species
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Black Hairstreak Satyrium pruni

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