Sunday, 23 April 2017

Early Green Hairstreak

Green Hairstreak Butterfly 
I went to a location today mostly looking to shoot butterflies such as the Orange Tip, particulaly females, which I have not found yet and to also observe certain flowers that I know grow at that location. 
At around the 1st of May I would also expect to find a few Green Hairstreak butterflies that love to feed on Hawthorn flowers in that area. A surprise to me, I found a couple of Green Hairstreak there today and this is certainly the earliest I have recorded that species.












20 comments:

  1. Aivan ihana nähdä vihernopsasiipi!

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  2. Very nice butterfly Roy. And great pictures.

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  3. Great butterfly. Never seen one. I don't think we get many of hem in Notts?

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    1. They are difficult to see Simon especially on Hawthorn bushes.

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  4. Well found Roy, it's always good to find the early one's...although, if the weather guessers have got it right, it might be in for a bit of a shock over the next few days?...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, yes it don't let great for this week.

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  5. Roy, me alegro muchísimo de que la C. rubi también vuele por tu territorio ¡es una maravilla de mariposa verde!. Por los Picos de Europa se pueden ver con facilidad. Feliz primavera. Saludos desde Asturias.

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  6. That is a lovely one Roy. It is an amazing color of green and yes it would be hard to see at times. Lots of detail in those photos.

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  7. Hi Roy!!.. Very nice photos, Fine!!!.. :-)))

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  8. Another nice species. Glad you showed us.

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  9. ¡Enhorabuena, Roy!, todo un placer poder disfrutar de la Callophrys rubi, por mi tierra ahora es abundante. En Asturias solamente tenemos dos mariposas de color verde. Esperemos que esta nueva temporada podamos compartir nuevas especies.

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    1. Muchas gracias Belen. Sí, espero que podamos.

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  10. Arghhhh ...... these are pictures I'm really jealous of!
    I'm just as green as that beautiful green butterfly.
    Really amazing! My compliments.

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