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Purple Hairstreak

Photograph by: 
Mark Wright

An elusive butterfly that spends most of its life in the canopy of oak trees; difficult to see and harder to photograph.


 

Common Name Purple Hairstreak
Scientific Name Quercusia quercus
Species Group Lycaenid Butterflies Blues and Hairstreaks
Status
Interest Level
3
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Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Lycaenid Butterflies Blues and Hairstreaks