Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Favonius quercus

Favonius quercus (Linnaeus, 1758)

purple hairstreak

on Quercus

Favonius quercus imago

Epe, 16.vii.2022 © Laurens van der Linde

Favonius quercus

female, upperside wing partly visible

Favonius quercus

detail

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, coccifera, frainetto, ilex, petraea, pubescens, pyrenaica, robur, rubra.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as egg.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Pyrgus, Toimil.

synonyms

Quercusia quercus.

references

Aistleitner & Aistleitner (1996a), Denner (2003a), Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Lepiforum (2021), pyrgus.de (2023), Suárez (2010a), Toimil (1988a).

Last modified 3.ix.2023