Two brown butterfles with black, white and orange markings nectaring on a white flower

White-letter Hairstreak. Photo: Paul Swann

A dark brown and blue butterfly resting on green vegetation

Purple Hairstreak. Photo: Paul Swann

Paul sent in these two photos taken yesterday, 08/07/2021 at Alners Gorse telling us:

Most of the White-letter Hairstreaks were in the treetops but a few were dropping down on the bramble. Fully open winged Purple Hairstreaks are often tantalisingly out of reach so it was a treat to see this female, the only one I saw all day last thing.

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