Hairstreak Butterflies

There are 5 species of Hairstreak Butterfly species resident in the British Isles. Typically of Hairstreaks all are most commonly seen resting with wings closed and some species flying high in the canopy.

In Europe there are 10 species of Hairstreak butterfly – Spanish Hairstreak gallery and Chapman’s Green Hairstreak

Green Hairstreak (Callophrys rubi)

Brown Hairstreak (Thecla betulae)

Purple Hairstreak (Neozephyrus quercus)

White-letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album)

Black Hairstreak (Satyrium pruni)

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