Friday, 6 May 2016

The Green Hairstreak

Its around this time that the Green Hairstreak emerges and fortunately I was able to find three yesterday at the location I would normally expect to find them.
The weather has warmed up at last and it was a lovely sunny day.

The Green Hairstreak particularly likes Hawthorn trees and the buds are just coming out now as a result of the warmer weather.








NB: For local nature colleagues the Green Hairstreak are at the normal location at H and H.

18 comments:

  1. A very nice set of images Roy. I saw my first ever on my butterfly transect today but it was constantly on the wing!.

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    1. Thanks Frank. They don't rest much.

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  2. What a lovely little butterfly!

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  3. Wonderful! I really hope I get to see one again and get a chance to get a decent photo! :-)

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  4. Lovely photos of the green hairstreak. I hope to go out looking for some in the next few days.

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  5. Kauniita kuvia. Meillä tämän perhosen nimi vaihtui "vihernopsasiiveksi". Vähän hassua vaihtaa nimi perhoselle. Nopea liikkumaan tämä perhonen on, kai se nimi siintä tulee. Hyviä kuvaushetkiä sinulle.

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    1. Kiitos Anne. En tiedä mitä muuta voisi kutsua. {:))

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  6. Nice set Roy.
    Not seen many butterflies here yet, although plenty of Orange Tips the other day.

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    1. Thanks Keith, yes the weather is bringing them out now at last.

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  7. Splendid ! I nerver see The Green Hairstreak ! You are very lucky !

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    1. Thanks Nathalie. They are only in certain locations.

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  8. Lovely stuff Roy, I have yet to see one this year.

    Hope you are well :-)

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  9. Excellent photos! It's a lovely butterfly.

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