Sideways view of a Green Hairstreak

Green Hairstreak. Photo: Colin Burningham

Malcolm Wemyss, who sent us Colin’s photo, commented on how fresh and intricately marked a specimen this was. He also says they did an all-afternoon search, and found more numbers and a greater distribution of colonies of Green Hairstreak than he can recall in 25 years of recording on the hill. This butterfly does seem to be doing well in Dorset – see the statistics on our distribution atlas page.

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