Green Hairstreak

Callophrys rubi

family - Lycaenidae

My personal observations of Green Hairstreak: none

Reference Section

Size: 33mm (smaller than Small White - see list of butterflies by size)

First Generation flight period: April-June

Always rests with wings together. Underside of wings is green with streak of white spots.

Habitat: Shrubby rough ground
Larval Food Plants: Gorse, Broom, Bird's foot trefoil, Rock Rose, Dyer's Greenweed, Whortleberry, Buckthorn berries, Dogwood and Bramble buds.

Family Group: Lycaenidae - see list of butterflies by family

This page last updated: 18 April, 2004