Wednesday 25 June 2014

White-letter Hairstreak

 White-letter Hairstreak- one of two on Irrigation Bridge
 Marbled White
 Large Skipper
 Essex Skipper
Elms on Irrigation Bridge
Went looking for White-letter Hairstreak on the elm bridge (Irrigation Bridge) behind my flat. I had seen one there several years ago and considering this is now the short flying season for the species I spent an hour there for lunch. Found two individuals so presumably there is a small colony on this bridge.
Plenty of other butterflies about including a Marbled White, had Painted Lady yesterday, plenty of Ringlets now, lots of Meadow Browns, Essex Skippers, Red Ads, good numbers of Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone today, Large, Small and Green-veined White, Speckled Woods, Holly and Common Blue. Great time of year. 

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