Satyrium ilicis Esper, 1779
Common names: Ilex Hairstreak [En], Thécla de l'yeuse [Fr], Bruine eikenpage [Nl], Braune Eichen-Zipfelfalter [De], Büyük Sevbeni [Tu].
Seki - Bogalar, MUGLA ● Turkey (on Phlomis pungens var hispida)
Description: It is the largest Satyrium hairstreak, with a wingspan to 19 mm. It has a wavy white postmedian line broken into dots on gray-brown hidwing, with a row of orange submarginal spots, bordered with black caps inside.
Time of flight: May-August according the altitude.
Host plants: oaks, elms
Habitat: woods up to 1,500 m
Distribution: Europe, Asia Minor, Lebanon. It is the most widespread hairstreak in Turkey.
Baytaş A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.