Green Hairstreak butterfly

A glorious drive around Bransdale this morning. In the warm sunshine we found a pair of Green Hairstreak butterflies resting on the heather. I haven’t seen a Green Hairstreak for a long time and had forgotten how beautiful they are with iridescent green underwings. This moorland colony probably lay their eggs on Bilberry the food plant the larvae when they hatch. Many butterflies were on the wing today. Back in the garden I saw Orange Tips, Brimstone, Small White, Red Admiral, Peacock and Comma.

Green Hairstreak butterfly- Bransdale

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