Sunday, 9 August 2015

A couple of Hairstreaks

Purple Hairstreak
Purple Hairstreak
White Letter Hairstreak
White Letter Hairstreak
White Letter Hairstreak

10 comments:

  1. Two nice finds,lovely images.
    John.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks John! There were lots of White-letters, but only 1 Purple and that was pretty unusual being on the ground!
      J

      Delete
  2. Lovely shots! I've never seen a single one in my life, although they are to be found at RSPB Langford lowfields, Purples that is

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Simon! Purple Hairstreaks are pretty hard to see as they are normally high up in the canopy, however I have been lucky in seeing a couple on the deck!
      J

      Delete
  3. I thought I had seen Purple Hairstreaks at Bedfords Park, Havering (a really good natural site run by Essex Wildlife). They were in a wild-flower meadow on highish grass about a month ago. Perhaps I was wrong!
    CLICK HERE for Bazza’s fabulous Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Bazza! They do tend to be found in woodland, most notably oak and are more often seen high in the canopy of that woodland, but never say never!
      J

      Delete
  4. I have never seen one of these butterflies so itwas great to see your images

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think the Purple Hairstreak is pretty scarce in Ireland with the White-letter being absent altogether. Glad you enjoyed the photos!
      J

      Delete

Thank you for taking the time to comment on my humble blog.