Hairstreaks

Four species of Hairstreak occur in our region.

Some of these are elusive and not often seen by chance, such as White-letter Hairstreak.

These species are characterised by a white line on the underwings, reduced to dots in the Green Hairstreak.

 

Below you will find links to the individual species pages on the Butterfly Conservation website. We will in the future be adding additional pages with local information for each species - so please return sometime.

Green Hairstreak

Distribution: Localised, Uncommon

Flight period: Late April to June

White-letter Hairstreak

Distribution: Localised, Rare

Flight period: Late June to August

Purple Hairstreak

Distribution: Localised, Uncommon

Flight period:  Late June to August

Brown Hairstreak

Distribution: Localised, Uncommon/Rare

Flight period:  Late July to mid September

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