view of a White-letter Hairstreak resting on green foliage

White-letter Hairstreak. Photo: Caroline Stringer

Caroline sent us this photo of a White-letter Hairstreak  which she photographed at Alners Gorse at the end of June 2018.

This is a particularly lovely shot allowing us to clearly see its markings as this is one of our more elusive butterflies often found flitting high in the treetops, and appearing as a dark speck against the sky. It gets its name from the letter “W” that is formed from a series of white lines found on the underside of the hindwings.

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