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Green Hairstreak

This beautiful dainty and rare butterfly is on the wing at the moment but it won’t be for long. If you want to catch a glimpse then head up the Chevin now!

The Green Hairstreak holds its wings closed, except in flight, showing only the green underside with its faint white streak. They are found in dry, scrubby habitats, including moorland and heathland, the caterpillars feed on a variety of plants, including gorse, broom and bilberry.

By River Six Photo by Pixabay


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