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Thecla betulina

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Lycaenidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Thecla
Similar  Thecla, Brown hairstreak, Theclinae

Thecla betulina is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It was described by Otto Staudinger in 1887. It is found in the Russian Far East (Ussuri, Amur), north-eastern China and Korea. The species is found in the forest belt where it inhabits forest edges and river valleys.

Adults often visit flowering Umbelliferae species.

The larvae feed on Malus species (including M. mandschurica) and possibly Pyrus species. They roll a leaf of their host plant, forming a tube. Full-grown larvae are green. Pupation takes place in the soil near the host plant.

Subspecies

  • Thecla betulina betulina
  • Thecla betulina minekoae Morita, 2003 (China: Yunnan)
  • Thecla betulina shibasakii Morita, 2003 (China: Heilongjiang)
  • References

    Thecla betulina Wikipedia


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