Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thecla betulae

Thecla betulae (Linnaeus, 1758)

brown hairstreak

on Prunus, ewc.


Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

Rosaceae, oligophagous

Chaenomeles speciosa; Prunus armeniaca, avium, domestica & subsp.insititia, padus, spinosa.

In an single case oviposition has been observed upon Betula.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Pyrgus.


Aistleitner & Aistleitner (1996a), Bink & Moenen (2004a), Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Lepiforum (2021), (2023), Ĺ umpich (2017a, Wirooks & Theissen (1999a).

Last modified 6.viii.2023