White letter Hairstreak

White letter Hairstreak

Observation - White letter Hairstreak - UK and Ireland. Description: Feeding in grassland on Creeping Thistle. A couple of days earlier there was a torrential downpour here. Perhaps the heavy rain washed off all the aphid honeydew that this species prefers. Have seen this species on several occasions but this was the best

Feeding in grassland on Creeping Thistle. A couple of days earlier there was a torrential downpour here. Perhaps the heavy rain washed off all the aphid honeydew that this species prefers. Have seen this species on several occasions but this was the best ever view of one.