Green Hairstreak

jesika

York, United Kingdom

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A tiny (10-15mm) flying emerald, callophrys rubi.
A field trip to Strensall Common, Yorkshire, England to see the conservation work done by Butterfly Conservation Yorkshire in the hope of preventing the extinction of the incredibly rare Dark Bordered Beauty moth, brought unexpected delights in the shape of an Adder, Tiger Beetles, an Ichneuman wasp and about 20 Green Hairstreak.
They fly low and are difficult to spot as their upper wings are chocolate brown and the under wing green. If you don’t see them settle, it’s almost impossible to spot them on foliage.
Because this insect has a damaged wing, we can see both surfaces.
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