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The purple hairstreak is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae distributed throughout much of Europe, North Africa, Anatolia, Caucasia, and Transcaucasia.
The larva feeds on ''Quercus robur'', ''Quercus petraea'', ''Quercus cerris'' and ''Quercus ilex''.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jul 16, 2019. Captured in Koekanger Dwarsdijk 42, 7958 SV Koekange, Netherlands.