Green Hairstreak, Upton Heath

Small green butterfly ovipositing on gorse

Green Hairstreak. Photo: Shona Refoy

green hairstreak nectaring on bramble flowers

Green Hairstreak. Photo: Shona Refoy

Shona notice the female Green Hairstreak was ovipositing on gorse at Upton Heath on 7/07/19. A male was feeding nearby on bramble flowers.

This species is usually first spotted in late April and has finished by the end of June, but a few have been seen in various locations in July this year.

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