Blue Spot Hairstreak

Satyrium spini (sa-TI-ree-um SPY-neye)

Blue-spot Hairstreak - Hautes-Alpes, France 26-June-2013
Photo © Pete Withers
 

Checklist Number
61.007.UKB

Family:LycaenidaeLeach, 1815
Subfamily:TheclinaeButler, 1869
Tribe:EumaeiniDoubleday, 1847
Genus:SatyriumScudder, 1876
Subgenus:  
Species:spini([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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Introduction

As described in Barrett (1893), early writers referred to this species as British, and also referred to a single specimen of spini that was caught by a Mr. J. Sparshall in Norfolk. A specimen labelled spini in his collection was subsequently found to be of a different species from North America.

Satyrium spini

This species was first defined in Denis & Schiffermüller (1775) as shown here.

Male

Blue-spot Hairstreak - male - Nr Santa Engracia, Spain - 19-Jun-10 (1)

Male Underside
Photo © Pete Eeles

Female

Blue-spot Hairstreak female - Var, France 23-May-2008

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

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Imago

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Satyrium spini

Blue-spot Hairstreak - Hautes-Alpes, France 26-June-2013

Photo © Pete Withers
24-Jun-2013

Blue-spot Hairstreak female - Var, France 23-May-2008

Photo © Roger Gibbons
23-May-2008

Blue-spot Hairstreak female - Var, France 23-May-2008

Photo © Roger Gibbons
23-May-2008

Blue-Spot Hairstreak - female - Mount Orvilos, Greece - 11-Jun-09 (1)-3

Photo © Pete Eeles
11-Jun-2009

Blue-Spot Hairstreak - female - Mount Orvilos, Greece - 13-Jun-09 (13)

Photo © Pete Eeles
13-Jun-2009

Blue-spot Hairstreak - male - Bukk National Park, Hungary - 10-Jul-06 (0853)

Photo © Pete Eeles
10-Jul-2006

Blue-spot Hairstreak - male - Nr Santa Engracia, Spain - 19-Jun-10 (1)

Photo © Pete Eeles
19-Jun-2010

Blue-spot Hairstreak - male - Nr Santa Engracia, Spain - 19-Jun-10 (2)

Photo © Pete Eeles
19-Jun-2010

Blue-spot Hairstreak - Alpes-Maritimes - 6 June 2011

Photo © CFB
06-Jun-2011

Blue-spot Hairstreak - Alpes-Maritimes - 9 June 2012

Photo © CFB
09-Jun-2012

Blue-spot Hairstreak - Alpes-Maritimes - 29 May 2014

Photo © CFB
29-May-2014

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

Photo © David M

Blue-spot Hairstreak Cantabrian Mts Northern Spain July 2014

Photo © johnb
02-Aug-2014

Blue-spot Hairstreak - Alpes-Maritimes - 28 May 2015

Photo © CFB
28-May-2015

Blue-spot Hairstreak - Alpes-Maritimes - 10 June 2015

Photo © CFB
10-Jun-2015

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Ovum

Description to be completed.

Satyrium spini - Ovae (Swabian Alb, Southern Germany, district of Göppingen, September 2011) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Larva

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Satyrium spini - Larva in last instar [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Pupa

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Satyrium spini - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Aberrations

Description to be completed.

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Similar Species

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References

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Barrett (1893) Barrett, C.G. (1893) The Lepidoptera of the British Islands (Vol.1 Rhopalocera).
Butler (1869) Butler, A.G. (1869) Catalogue of diurnal Lepidoptera described by Fabricius in the collection of the British museum.
Denis & Schiffermüller (1775) Denis, J.N.C.M. and Schiffermüller, I. (1775) Systematischez Verzeichniss der Schmetterlinge der Wienergegend.
Doubleday (1847) Doubleday, E. (1847) List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum.
Leach (1815) Leach (1815) In Brewster: The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia.
Scudder (1876) Scudder, S.H. (1876) Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences.