16 July 2011

Purple Hairstreak

Peter Douglas-Jones photographed this elusive butterfly at the top end of Ilston Cwm, as it comes out onto Fairwood Common last week. Again the sparse distribution is probably more of a reflection of the difficulty in finding this tree-top species rather than it's true status.


Mark Hipkin said...

Awesome! I'm very jealous.
Great stuff Peter.

i.f.tew said...

the trick is to find short trees i.e.young oaks!