Libythea celtis (LAICHARTING, 1782)

Nettle - Tree Butterfly

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Photo by Norbert Ulmann. Libythea celtis, Greece


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The Nettle-Tree Butterfly is the only representative of his family in Europe. One of its main distinguishing marks is the long sensory organs located on the front of the head (the palpi). The uppersides of the wings of this small butterfly are dark brown, with bright orange dots.

Flight period:
Two broods all the months of the year, with hibernation.

Larval host plants:
Celtis australis, the Nettle-tree.

Red List Germany: n.a.

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