Brown butterfly with some orange and white markings resting on a bramble flower

White-letter Hairstreak. Photo: Shona Refoy

Brown butterfly with orange and white markings nectaring on a white bramble flower

White-letter Hairstreak. Photo: Shona Refoy

It was a case of mission accomplished at Alner’s Gorse for Shona:

Having failed to see any White-letter Hairstreaks last year, I was delighted to see some at Alners Gorse yesterday, 24/06/2020.  These two were nectaring on the same patch of Bramble for some time. The first photo is of a female with her long tails, the second is of a male (shorter tails).  Many thanks to Dave for allowing me to stand in front of him to take the photos!

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