White-letter Hairstreak, Harman’s Cross

Brown Butterfly with tails and orange spots with a white W on underwings

White Letter Hairstreak. Photo: Brian Arnold,

Brian found this White-letter Hairstreak near his home  at Harman’s Cross on 12/07/19  and says:

It was sat beneath the Elm trees nectaring on Creeping Thistle, and waited there for about 20 minutes allowing me to get lots of nice photos. I assume it is a female as the tails are quite long.

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