Green Hairstreak butterfly

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You won’t believe this but the Green Hairstreak is in fact a brown butterfly! It’s just that you never get to see them settled with their wings open and so always see the brilliant metallic green undersides as shown.

Insight into Green Hairstreak (Callophrys rubi): flying between April and June, these small butterflies are found throughout the UK. They have a wide range of habitats and food plants although Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil is a primary food source for both the larvae and adults.

It hibernates as a pupa unlike all the other British hairstreaks which hibernate as eggs.

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