Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Satyrium pruni

Satyrium pruni (Linnaeus, 1758)

black hairstreak

on Prunus


Larvae freely on the leaves, creating a characteristic feeding pattern. The leaf is eaten from the base, and symmetrically at both sides of the midrib.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Prunus domestica, padus, spinosa.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.


Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Koschuh (2004a), Lepiforum (2021).

Last modified 26.iv.2021