Black hairstreak - Satyrium pruni


Family: Lycaenidae

Flight Time: Late May - July

Size: 34-36mm

Altitude: 200-750m

The black spots along the wing edge separate the Black hairstreak from its close relations. Photo from Mark Ogden in Bulgaria.  



Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Prunus spinosa Thickets in sheltered wood.


Early Stages




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