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Purple Hairstreak 'Favonius quercus'

By SocksAndStuff
Purple Hairstreak in our back garden in Staffordshire. She's a little bit worse for wear but didn't have any difficulty flying. They spend most of their time in the top canopy of Oak Trees, so we were lucky that she came down into our garden to take a well needed drink of water. Have seen a male about too, but haven't been lucky enough to get a shot yet.

Tags: Uk Butterfly Female Insect Purple hairstreak Wildlife and nature Macro and close up Favonius quercus Staffordshire England July 2018

Voters: M_squared, mike9005, Badgerfred and 17 more

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Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2018 7:30PM
Beautifully detailed captures Helen, she's definitely been in the wars.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
28 Jul 2018 8:29PM
A rather drab and careworn looking creature Helen but beautifully focussed and presented. Well spotted
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
28 Jul 2018 10:22PM
Very good duo of captures Helen.
ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
29 Jul 2018 8:34AM
Love this, Helen - well done!
29 Jul 2018 1:27PM
Well spotted Helen


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