Black Hairstreak

Satyrium pruni

family - Lycaenidae

My personal observations of Black Hairstreak: none

Reference Section

Size: 37mm (smaller than Small White - see list of butterflies by size)

First Generation flight period: June-July

Habitat: specific woodland edges in counties of Oxon.,Bucks.,Northants. & Cambs.
Larval Food Plants: Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

Family Group: Lycaenidae - see list of butterflies by family

This page last updated: 18 April, 2004