Thecla Fabricius, 1807
betulae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Brown Hairstreak (ENG), Ruostenopsasiipi (FIN), björksnabbvinge (SWE), kase-siilaktiib (EST), Birkenzipfelfalter (GER), Thécla de la bouleau (FRE), Topacio (SPA), Tecla della betulle (ITA)

As commonly known, it does NOT feed on Betula at all, but rather on Prunus.

Thecla betulae larva 19. June 2001 Thecla betulae larva 1. May 1999 Thecla betulae larva 19. June 2001 Thecla betulae ovum 5. Apr. 1999 Thecla betulae ovum Koski Hl 16. Feb. 1986 Thecla betulae pupa 6. May 1999 Thecla betulae imago 10. May 1998 Thecla betulae imago 16. June 1993

Finland, U: Sipoo, ex ovo 1992, Leg: T. Sulin,
Finland, EH: Hämeenkoski (Koski Hl), ex ovo 1999, Leg: K. Silvonen,
Finland, PK:Tohmajärvi, Jalajanvaara, ex larva 12. June 2001, Leg: M. Koponen,
Photo © Kimmo Silvonen

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