TQ0522 : Brown Hairstreak butterfly

taken 7 years ago, near to North Heath, West Sussex, Great Britain

Brown Hairstreak butterfly
Brown Hairstreak butterfly
A West Sussex speciality, and you have to be in the right place at the right time to perhaps see one. This is a female, with orange wing patches. The females are most likely to be seen perching and fluttering on hedges not far from blackthorn, the larval foodplant. This one is perched on White Bryony. The males are rarely seen, spending most of the time high up on trees.
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TQ0522, 11 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 2 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0558 2237 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:59.4633N 0:29.8219W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 05586 22376
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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