Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Callophrys rubi

Callophrys rubi (Linnaeus, 1758)

green hairstreak

on herbs and snrubs

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

polyphagous, mainly Cistaceae, Ericaceae, Fabaceae

Amorpha fruticosa; Anthyllis vulneraria; Betula; Calicotome spinosa; Calluna vulgaris; Campanula rotundifolia; Caragana; Cistus salviifolius; Cornus sanguinea; Coronilla minima; Cytisus hirsutus, ratisbonensis, ruthenicus, scoparius, supinus; Dorycnium hirsutum, pentaphyllum & subsp. germanicum; Empetrum nigrum; Erica cinerea; Fragaria; Frangula alnus; Genista anglica, germanica, pilosa, sagittalis, tinctoria; Hedysarum; Helianthemum apenninum, nummularium, oelandicum; Hippophae rhamnoides; Isatis tinctoria; Laburnum anagyroides; Lembotropis nigricans; Lotus corniculatus; Lupinus polyphyllus; Medicago lupulina; Onobrychis montana, saxatilis, supina, viciifolia; Ononis striata; Oxytropis pilosa; Potentilla; Rhamnus cathartica; Rhododendron tomentosum; ribes; Rubus chamaemorus, idaeus; Spartium junceum; Spiraea; Teucrium chamaedrys, scorodonia; Trifolium; Ulex europaeus; Vaccinium myrtillus, oxycoccos, uliginosum, vitis-idaea; Viburnum lantana; Vicia cracca, sepium.

In the laboratory an even larger number of plants was accepted by the larvae.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

references

Baquero, Moraza, Ariño & Jordana (2011a), Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Fiedler (1990a), Lepiforum (2021), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a), Wirooks & Theissen (1999a).

Last modified 14.v.2021