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Which hairstreak butterfly is this?

 
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Pauline W



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:24 pm    Post subject: Which hairstreak butterfly is this? Reply with quote

I was looking for brown ones, I found one which was much more of a rich orangy brown than this one, I'll upload that photo too.
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I thought it might be a purple but it doesn't have the spots on the hindwings.

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Pauline W



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the brown one. They were both feeding on Angelica.

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Pauline W



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I asked on another forum too and have had an expert reply from
Nature UK


The top image is probably an earlier brood Brown hairstreak,taking into the considerable underwing wear,i would guess a late July specimen.

The second image looks like a female Brown hairstreak,the male has a slightly broader white post discal/discal streak and is generally more suffused where the white streak meets the leading edge of the under hindwing


I'm going to go and look for more next weekend, if the weather is fine, Grafton wood is well worth visiting. Stunning wildflowers, 100 acres of woodland, It's awesome, breathtaking, beautifully managed, like being in a cathedral.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So informative, thankyou Pauline, wish Grafton was near me !! How good to hear/read of Grafton wood being kept in the way you describe. Good luck with your next visit. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:31 pm    Post subject: Red Admiral Reply with quote

Will try and put a piccie here of Red Admiral ...in my garden recently.
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