A resting greyish brown butterfly with orange, black and white markings

Purple Hairstreak. Photo: Mark Pike

A resting brown and purplish blue butterfly

Purple Hairstreak. Photo: Mark Pike

We don’t often receive photos of Purple Hairstreaks so I felt that despite their condition these two photos taken at Alner’s Gorse on 10/07/2020 and sent to us by Mark with the following comment are worthy of inclusion in the Gallery:

Although this Purple Hairstreak was actually quite fresh it has certainly been in the wars at some point, perhaps it wanted to be a Comma?!

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