View of a green butterfly resting on green leaf

Green Hairstreak. Photo: Shona Refoy

View of a green butterfly resting on a green leaf

Green Hairstreak. Photo: Shona Refoy

These two photos were sent to us by Shona with the following comments:

This afternoon, 26/04/2020 I went to Upton Heath and saw my first Green Hairstreak of the year, just a few feet from where I took my last Green Hairstreak photo of 2019.  The first photo shows a glimpse of upperwing, as his wings were slightly blown apart by the breeze. The second shows him perching with wings angled to the sun – he spent some time in the same area, flying from one leaf to another.

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