Ilex Hairstreak

Satyrium ilicis (sa-TI-ree-um ill-I-siss)

Ilex Hairstreak, Parc du Mercantour, Alpes Maritimes, France, 6th July 2014
Photo © David M
 

Checklist Number
61.007.UKB

Family:LycaenidaeLeach, 1815
Subfamily:TheclinaeButler, 1869
Tribe:EumaeiniDoubleday, 1847
Genus:SatyriumScudder, 1876
Subgenus:  
Species:ilicis(Esper, 1779)

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Introduction

This species was mentioned in Westwood (1841) based on a specimen taken in Yorkshire, in the collection of a Mr. Meynell. It later turned out that the specimen was purchased from a dealer in London.

Satyrium ilicis

This species was first defined in Esper (1779) as shown here and as shown in this plate (type locality: Erlangen, Germany).

Male

Ilex Hairstreak male - Var, France 7-June-2014

Male Underside
Photo © Roger Gibbons

Female

Ilex Hairstreak (poss female) - Var, France 13-June-2010

Female Underside
Photo © Roger Gibbons

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History

Description to be completed.

Conservation Status

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

Habitat

Description to be completed.

Distribution

3. Questionable
 

This presence of this species in the British Isles is considered questionable.

Life Cycle

Description to be completed.

Imago

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Description to be completed.

Satyrium ilicis

Ilex Hairstreak male - Var, France 20-May-2014

Photo © Roger Gibbons

Ilex Hairstreak male - Var, France 7-June-2014

Photo © Roger Gibbons

Ilex Hairstreak - Switzerland May 2011

Photo © Padfield

Ilex Hairstreak (poss female) - Var, France 13-June-2010

Photo © Roger Gibbons
13-Jun-2010

Ilex Hairstreak - female - Mount Orvilos, Greece - 11-Jun-09 (1)

Photo © Pete Eeles
11-Jun-2009

Ilex Hairstreak - female - Mount Orvilos, Greece - 11-Jun-09 (2)-2

Photo © Pete Eeles
11-Jun-2009

Ilex Hairstreak - female - Mount Orvilos, Greece - 11-Jun-09 (3)

Photo © Pete Eeles
11-Jun-2009

Ilex Hairstreak - male - Mount Menikio, Greece - 12-Jun-09 (1)-2

Photo © Pete Eeles
12-Jun-2009

Ilex Hairstreak - male - Mount Menikio, Greece - 12-Jun-09 (1)

Photo © Pete Eeles
12-Jun-2009

Ilex Hairstreak - male - Mount Menikio, Greece - 12-Jun-09 (2)

Photo © Pete Eeles
12-Jun-2009

Ilex Hairstreak - male - Santa Engracia, Spain - 25-Jun-10 (1)

Photo © Pete Eeles
25-Jun-2010

Ilex Hairstreak - Alpes-Maritimes - 8 June 2012 CFB

Photo © CFB
08-Jun-2012

Ilex Hairstreak - Alpes-Maritimes, France 24-May-2014

Photo © CFB
24-May-2014

Ilex Hairstreak, Parc du Mercantour, Alpes Maritimes, France, 6th July 2014

Photo © David M

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Ovum

Description to be completed.

Satyrium ilicis - Ovum (eastern Swabian Alb) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Larva

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Description to be completed.

Satyrium ilicis - Larva (Provence, France, late April 2011) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Pupa

Description to be completed.

Satyrium ilicis - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Aberrations

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Similar Species

No similar species found.

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References

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Butler (1869) Butler, A.G. (1869) Catalogue of diurnal Lepidoptera described by Fabricius in the collection of the British museum.
Doubleday (1847) Doubleday, E. (1847) List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum.
Esper (1779) Esper, E.J.C. (1779) Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen.
Leach (1815) Leach (1815) In Brewster: The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia.
Scudder (1876) Scudder, S.H. (1876) Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences.
Westwood (1841) Westwood, J.O. (1841) British Butterflies and their Transformations.