Greyish butterfly with white and orange markings resting on a green leaf

Purple Hairstreak. Photo: Donald Simcock

Another photo from Donald this time taken at Alner’s Gorse and sent to us with the following comments:

At Alners Gorse last Sunday, 19/07/2020 it was damp and drizzly, the Purple Hairstreaks were glued to the leaves in the upper branches but by late afternoon and with a little brightness they were lower down feeding. I couldn’t quite capture the purple sheen as seen on web sites. This is the first time I have seen one of these.

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