Purple Hairstreak Alners Gorse

Greyis butterfly with white lines and an orange dot, on a leaf.

Purple Hairstreak. Photo: Malcolm Wemyss

Malcolm says: “Purple Hairstreaks have been really numerous on Alners Gorse, unusually descending from the oak canopy and settling around eye level. This has provided an unprecedented opportunity to take smartphone pictures, so here’s one on buckthorn.” Taken on 08/07/2017

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