Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Blue-spot Hairstreak

On our holiday to Lefkada in May 2011 the Blue-spot Hairstreak and the Ilex Hairstreak were very prominent on bushes and wayside plants.However the Blue-spot was not as numerous as the Ilex at that time.  The Blue-spot Hairstreak is generally common and widespread in the Balkan countries as well as westward along the Mediterranean coast to Spain and Portugal.Flight period is late May to late July in one brood.This is a butterfly of hot,dry,grassy,and bushy places.