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Laeosopis roboris Spanish purple hairstreak resting on a creeping thistle flower. Catalan Pyrenees, France. Animal,Butterfly,France,Geotagged,Hairstreak,Insecta,Laeosopis,Laeosopis roboris,Lepidoptera,Lycaenidae,Macro,Nature,Occitanie,Spanish purple hairstreak,Summer,Theclinae Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Beautiful butterfly picture, Anne! Posted 11 months ago
    1. Thank you Patomarazul, it's a beautiful species that I met for the first time this summer. Posted 11 months ago

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The Spanish Purple Hairstreak is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found on the Iberian Peninsula and the South-East France. The wingspan is 12–15 mm. The butterfly flies from April to October depending on the location.

The larvae feed primarily on ''Fraxinus excelsior'', but also other ''Fraxinus'' species and possibly ''Ligustrum vulgare''.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Anne Sorbes
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Uploaded Jan 5, 2019. Captured Aug 9, 2018 00:00 in 3 Route de Saint-Barnabé, 66340 Valcebollère, France.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm