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 – European butterfly gallery and identification of Chapman’s Green Hairstreak

Green Hairstreak (Callophrys rubi)

Brown Hairstreak (Thecla betulae)

Purple Hairstreak (Neozephyrus quercus)

White-letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album)

The image featured was taken by Paul Browning in Spain. Images of White-letter Hairstreak butterflies in the British Isles will be added shortly.

Black Hairstreak (Satyrium pruni)

Awaiting images.

Links to Other British Butterfly Galleries:

Links to Other Butterfly Galleries: