Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Memories of Summer

Forgot to post this in the summer when I spotted this fine example of a really fresh White-letter Hairstreak Satyrium w-album. This is only the second one I have seen near the town centre.

5 comments:

AndyC said...

Great sighting Winston, hope all is well...............

Colin D said...

Hello Andy

I find decent numbers nr Sunnyvale on the slopes overlooking the old lake in summer they come down to nectar on Ragworts in dry weather usually late pm and the host plant Wych Elm is relatively abundant , a few also at the Railway Terrace Site Low Moor Never seen the aberrant ab. albovirgata - with white markings

AndyC said...

Colin do you see then every year at Sunnyvale.??

Colin D said...

Hi Andy Yes in the fields just above the long houses on top road there is plenty of Wych Elm I see about 3 on 2-3 days each summer year on year so they are about. I also seen two at Railway Terrace aside the Railway yard but not so consitently. They had come down in hot dry summer days to drink and nectar on Ragwort etc. As you move up the slopes you can look down on the Oaks I expect there is Purple Hairstreak in there too but my eyesight is not so good Here is the one from Sunnyvale on Creeping Thistle

http://cromwellbottomwildlife.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/white-letter-hairstreak.html

AndyC said...

Thanks Colin,, will have a look down there next year............