A brownish purple and blue butterfly resting on a green leaf

Purple Hairstreak. Photo: Paul Swann

Another photo from Garston Wood this time taken by Paul who sent it in with the following comments:

Thanks to the 2 gents who pointed out this Purple Hairstreak on 26/06/2020.  At first I thought it looked a bit tatty, lost its tail etc but on closer inspection seems to be freshly emerged and still unfurling its wings. Unfortunately no luck with Purple Emperors. 

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