Butterflies - Mid Wales

Purple Hairstreak on dew

Taking dew. This butterfly has ventured down from the neighbouring oak canopy to drink the dew. Its yellow proboscis is just visible. Note the greenish-blue hairs highlighted by the morning sun.

Name: Purple Hairstreak

Latin: Quercusia quercus

Family: Lycaenidae

Origin: Wales

Food plant: Oak

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