21 July 2012

Purple Hairstreak at Melincourt

Purple Hairstreak (c) B. Spink
Ben Spink took this record shot of a Purple Hairstreak which he found on 13th July at Waterfall Terrace, Melincourt. Ben, along with Rob Corcorran, is working on an MSc project which is looking at  bat behaviour related to street lighting, in particular with regards to the new LED lights. During a site visit Ben watched, as it descended from the canopy, and rested briefly to take in some sunshine, between the heavy showers!

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