Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Favonius quercus

Favonius quercus (Linnaeus, 1758)

purple hairstreak

on Quercus

Favonius quercus on Quercus robur

Quercus robur, Hungary, Kimle, 18.v.2019 © László Érsek

Favonius quercus on Quercus robur

head and thorax

Favonius quercus on Quercus robur

frontal

parasite

Larvae freely on the inflorescences and youngest leaves.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, petraea, pubescens, pyrenaica, robur, rubra.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as egg.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Toimil.

synonyms

Quercusia quercus.

references

Denner (2003a), Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Lepiforum (2021), Suárez (2010a), Toimil (1988a).

Last modified 8.v.2022