Sunday, 15 September 2013

Purple Hairstreak 12.9.13

First one I've seen close up, and not just a streak of black whizzing around the tree tops.





I've gone for quantity rather than quality as these were the only shots I could get before it departed!
It was on a south-facing privet hedge on Albert Promenade ( The Rocks ) Saville Park, Halifax.
Below the rocks is Scar Wood, mostly an oak wood.  5.00pm

I think it was a female - there was a tinge of irridescent purple on top - but a very flight-worn one.

1 comment:

AndyC said...

Good to get pics of this elusive species. A good end to the best season for butterflies I can remember....