Callophrys rubi (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Lycaenidae)

Forewing Length: 13-15mm; Wingspan: 25-30mm; Proboscis Length: 6mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
April - June
(7 - 14 Days)
April - August July - May April - June
(Earliest: 29.4)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Wet Meadows

Peat Bogs and Mires

Spruce Forest Edge
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Several Fabaceae

Most Ericaceae

Prunus padus

Rubus

Frangula alnus
Food:
(Adult)

Polygonum bistorta Nectar

Salix cinerea Nectar

Crataegus Nectar
Parasitoids:
Agrypon flexorium Larva

Virgichneumon callicerus Larva

Cotesia glomerata Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Callophrys rubi
UK Butterflies Green Hairstreak
Nature Spot: Green Hairstreak - Callophrys rubi
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Callophrys rubi
Lepiforum: Callophrys rubi


Pictures © 2003 J.K. Lindsey

Caution

Back to Ecology of Commanster