Satyrium pruni - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Catus, Lot, 15 May 2007
Satyrium pruni Adult


© Tineke Aarts

Satyrium pruni (Linnaeus, 1758)

Black Hairstreak
La Thécla du prunnier

Wingspan: 30-34mm

A univoltine species on the wing from mid-June to the end of July. A species of mature blackthorn thickets, not recorded at Las Descargues but frequently encountered on the Causse and at Catus.

Larva feeds flower buds of Prunus spinosa spp.