Butterfly - Green Hairstreak
Taken at Muirshiel on 11th May 2014 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Butterfly - Green Hairstreak
Species:
Order:
Family:
AKA:
Callophrys rubi.
Lepidoptera.
Lycaenidae

Habitat:
Food:
Wingspan:
Active:
Feature:

Chalk downland, heathland, moorland and clearings in woodland.
Wide range of foodplants, hence the wide range of habitats.
26 - 30 mm
End of March - End of June.
Callophrys is a Greek word meaning "beautiful eyebrows", while the species Latin name rubi derives from Rubus (bramble), one of the many hostplants.