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Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Lycanenidae 2 - Theclinae
(The Hairstreaks)

All the pictures of British hairstreaks shown on the Sightings page

Links to species on this page . . .
Brown Hairstreak (Thecla betulae)
Purple Hairstreak (Favonius quercus)
Green Hairstreak (Callophrys rubi)
White-letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album)
Black Hairstreak (Satryrium pruni)
Lycanenidae 1 - Lycaeninae - Coppers
Lycanenidae 3 - Polyommatinae - Blues
Photo Library Index




Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

61.003 BF1556 Brown Hairstreak

Thecla betulae

Confirmed breeding in south Middlesex

Brown Hairstreak 2005 - Sandra Standbridge

Brown Hairstreak 2004 - Sandra Standbridge

Brown Hairstreak 2003 - Clive Burrows


© photo: Sandra Standbridge


© photo: Sandra Standbridge


© photo: Clive Burrows

Brown Hairstreak 2001 - Nick Sampford

Brown Hairstreak 2001 - Nick Sampford

Brown Hairstreak 2003 - Clive Burrows


© photo: Nick Sampford

© photo: Nick Sampford

© photo: Clive Burrows

Brown Hairstreak 2001 - Nick Sampford

Brown Hairstreak 2007 - Darin Stanley


© photo: Nick Sampford

© photo: Darin Stanley



Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

61.004 BF1557 Purple Hairstreak

Favonius quercus

Resident

Purple Hairstreak 2010 - Ian Carle

Purple Hairstreak 2010 - Elizabeth Debenham

Purple Hairstreak 2010 - Andrew Steele

Watton Green
© photo: Ian Carle
Kings Langley
© photo: Elizabeth Debenham
Broxbourne Woods
© photo: Andrew Steele

Purple Hairstreak 2010 - David Gower

Purple Hairstreak 2010 - David Gower

Purple Hairstreak 2010 - David Gower

Ruislip Woods
© photo: David Gower
Ruislip Woods
© photo: David Gower
Ruislip Woods
© photo: David Gower

Purple Hairstreak 2007 - June Crew

Purple Hairstreak 2007 - Bob Clift

Purple Hairstreak 2010 - Sandra Standbridge

Broxbourne Wood NNR
© photo: June Crew
Broxbourne Wood NNR
© photo: Bob Clift
Broxbourne Woods complex
© photo: Sandra Standbridge

Purple Hairstreak 2006 - Chris Beach

~Purple Hairstreak 2007 - Dave Mackenzie

Purple Hairstreak 2010 - Clive Burrows

Northaw Great Wood
© photo: Chris Beach
Bricket Wood
© photo: Dave Mackenzie
Bricket Wood
© photo: Clive Burrows

Purple Hairstreak wingscales around an eyespot 2006 - David Gompertz

Purple Hairstreak 2006 - Jez Perkins

Purple Hairstreak 2006 - Glen Barnes

wing scales around an eye spot
Fir and Pond Wood HMWT
© photo: David Gompertz

Commonwood Common, Sarratt
© photo: Jez Perkins

Bricket Wood
© photo: Glen Barnes

Purple Hairstreak 2005 - Andrew Self

Purple Hairstreak 2005 - Trevor Chapman

Purple Hairstreak 2005 - Paul Gee

Brent Reservoir
© photo: Andrew Self
Hertford Heath
© photo: Trevor Chapman
Horsenden Hill
© photo: Paul Gee

Purple Hairstreak 2005 - Andrew Self

Purple Hairstreak 2004 - Sandra Standbridge

Purple Hairstreak 2004 - Lee Browne

Brent Reservoir
© photo: Andrew Self
Broxbourne Woods
© photo: Sandra Standbridge
Knebworth Woods
© photo: Lee Browne

Purple Hairstreak 2004 - June Crew

Purple Hairstreak 2004 - Glen Barnes

Purple Hairstreak 2004 - Andrew Middleton

Broxbourne Woods
© photo: June Crew
Broxbourne Woods
© photo: Glen Barnes
Epping Forest
© photo: Andrew Middleton

Purple Hairstreak 2003 - Simon Rawlinson

Purple Hairsteak 2002 - John Stevens

Purple Hairstreak 2002 - John Stevens

Sewardstone Marsh
© photo: Simon Rawlinson
Epping Forest
© photo: John Stevens
Epping Forest
© photo: John Stevens

Purple Hairstreak 2001 - Nick Sampford

Purple Hairstreak 2001 - Andrew Middleton

Purple Hairstreak 2006 - Glen Barnes
Bramfield Wood
© photo: Nick Sampford

© photo: Andrew Middleton
Bricket Wood
© photo: Glen Barnes


Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

61.005 BF1555 Green Hairstreak

Callophrys rubi

Restricted & rare resident

Green Hairstreak 2011 - Miles Attenborough

Green Hairstreak 2011 - Miles Attenborough

Green Hairstreak 2011 - Steve Gent

Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Miles Attenborough
Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Miles Attenborough
Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Steve Gent

Green Hairstreak 2011 - Paul Why

Green Hairstreak 2011 - David Gower

Green Hairstreak 2011 - Nigel Agar

10th April 2011
Telegraph Hill
© photo: Paul Why
10th April 2011
Aldbury Nowers
© photo: David Gower
Hexton
© photo: Nigel Agar

Green Hairstreak 2008 - Paul Thrush

Green Hairstreak 2008 - Sandra Standbridge

Green Hairstreak  2008 - Paul Thrush

Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Paul Thrush
Bedfordshire
© photo: Sandra Standbridge
Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Paul Thrush

Green Hairstreak 2008 - Darin Stanley

Green Hairstreak 2008 - Darin Stanley

Green Hairstreak 2008 - Nigel Agar

Hexton
© photo: Darin Stanley
Hexton
© photo: Darin Stanley
Green Hairstreak
© photo: Nigel Agar

Green Hairstreak - Martin Parr

Green Hairstreak 2007 - Ian Hardy

Green Hairstreak - Dave Mackenzie

Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Martin Parr
Bedfordshire
© photo: Ian Hardy
Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Dave Mackenzie

Green Hairstreak 2007 - Sandra Standbridge

Green Hairstreak 2006 - Trevor Chapman

Green Hairstreak 2006 - Trevor Chapman
Pegsdon Hills 2007
© photo: Sandra Standbridge
Pegsdon Hills
© photo: Trevor Chapman
Pegsdon Hills
© photo: Trevor Chapman

Green Hairstreak 2006 - Steve Lane

Green Hairstreak 2006 - Sandra Standbridge

Green Hairstreak 2006 - Sandra Standbridge


© photo: Steve Lane
Pegsdon Hills
© photo: Sandra Standbridge
Pegsdon Hills
© photo: Sandra Standbridge

Green Hairsteak 2006 - Andrew Palmer

Green Hairsteak egg 2006 - Andrew Middleton

Green Hairsteak 2006 - Andrew Palmer

Pegsdon Hills
© photo: Andrew Palmer
Green Hairstreak egg
© photo: Andrew Middleton
Green Hairstreak in the early morning dew
Hexton
© photo: Andrew Palmer

Green Hairstreak 2005 - Vanessa Baker

Green Hairstreak 2005 - Sandra Standbridge

Green Hairstreak 2005 - Steve Lane

Deacon Hill
© photo: Vanessa Baker

Sharpenhoe Clappers, Beds
© photo: Sandra Standbridge


© photo: Steve Lane

Green Hairstreak 2005 - Lee Browner

Green Hairstreak 2005 - Andrew Palmer

Green Hairstreak 2004 - Trevor Chapman

Dorset
© photo: Lee Browne

Hexton
© photo: Andrew Palmer

Ivinghoe Beacon
© photo: Trevor Chapman

Green Hairstreak 2005 - Malcolm Hull

Green Hairstreak 2004 - Clive Burrows

Green Hairstreak 2002 - Nick Sampford

Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Malcolm Hull


© photo: Clive Burrows


© photo: Nick Sampford

Green Hairstreak 2004 - Trevor Chapman

Green Hairstreak 2004 - Nick Sampford

Green Hairstreak 2002 - Liz Goodyear

Ivinghoe Beacon
© photo: Trevor Chapman

Scotland
© photo: Nick Sampford

Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Liz Goodyear

Green Hairstreak 2002 - John Stevens

Green Hairstreak 2004 - Nick Sampford

Green Hairstreak 2004 - Nick Sampford


© photo: John Stevens

Scotland
© photo: Nick Sampford

Scotland
© photo: Nick Sampford




Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

61.006 BF1558 White-letter Hairstreak

Satyrium w-album

Resident

White-letter Hairstreak larva 2007 - Tristan Bantock

Larva 22nd April 2007
Wanstead Park
© photo: Tristan Bantock

White-letter Hairstreak feeding damage - Andrew Middleton

White-letter Hairstreak feeding damage - Andrew Middleton

White-letter Hairstreak larva 2004 - Andrew Middleton

White-letter Hairstreak feeding damage
© photo: Andrew Middleton

White-letter Hairstreak feeding damage
with caterpillar (seeds turning brown)
© photo: Andrew Middleton

Larva
Cuffley
© photo: Andrew Middleton

White-letter Hairstreak 2010 - Paul Thrush

Aldbury Nowers
© photo: Paul Thrush

White-letter Hairstreak 2010 - Martin Johnson

White-letter Hairstreak 2010 - Darin Stanley

White-letter Hairstreak 2010 - Nigel Agar

Icknield Way south of Royston
© photo: Martin Johnson
Batford
© photo: Darin Stanley
Chicksands Wood, Beds
© photo: Nigel Agar

White-letter Hairstreak 2008 - Jan Hein van Steenis

White-letter Hairstreak 2008 - Jack Harrison

White-letter Hairstreak 2009 - Steve Chilton

Lord Street, Hoddesdon
© photo: Jan Hein van Steenis
(Record Shot) Lord Street, Hoddesdon
© photo: Jack Harrison
Symondsyde Wood
Steve Chilton

White-letter Hairstreak 2007 - Ian Hardy

White-letter Hairstreak 2007 - Darin Stanley

White-letter Hairstreak 2008 - Darin Stanley

Great Ashby Park
© photo: Ian Hardy
Symondshyde
© photo: Darin Stanley
Symondshyde
© photo: Darin Stanley

White-letter Hairstreak 2006 - Steve Lane

White-letter Hairstreak 2005 - Trevor Chapman

White-letter Hairstreak 2006 - Geoff Horn

© photo: Steve Lane Wheathampstead LNR
© photo: Trevor Chapman
with worn Ringlet
Symondshyde
© photo: Geoff Horn

White-letter Hairstreak 2006 - Ian Phillips

White-letter Hairstreak 2007 - Steve Lane

White-letter Hairstreak 2007 - Ian Hardy

Essex
© photo: Ian Phillips
Stevenage
© photo: Steve Lane
Great Ashby Park
© photo: Ian Hardy

White-letter Hairstreak 2005 - Trevor Chapman

White-letter Hairstreak 2004 - Douglas Penn

White-letter Hairstreak 2005 - Trevor Chapman

Wheathampstead LNR
© photo: Trevor Chapman

Hexton
© photo: Douglas Penn

Wheathampstead LNR
© photo: Trevor Chapman

White-letter Hairstreak 2005 - John Murray

White-letter Hairstreak 2005 - Lee Browne

White-letter Hairstreak 2003 - Nick Sampford

Marshalls Heath
© photo: John Murray

Bramfield Wood
© photo: Lee Browne


© photo: Nick Sampford

White-letter Hairstreak 2005 - Steve Lane

White-letter Hairstreak 2005 - Steve Lane

White-letter Hairstreak 2001 - Nick Sampford

Stevenage garden
© photo: Steve Lane

Stevenage garden
© photo: Steve Lane

Cornmill Meadows
© photo: Nick Sampford

White-letter Hairstreak 2002 - John Stevens

White-letter Hairstreak 2004 - Clive Burrows

White-letter Hairsteak 2001 - Andrew Wood

nr Epping
© photo: John Stevens


© photo: Clive Burrows

Ware
© photo: Andrew Wood




Species Name

Scientific Name

Branch Status

61.007 BF1559 Black Hairstreak

Stryrium pruni

Non-Resident

Black Hairstreak pupa 2005 - Malcolm Hull

Black Hairstreak 2004 - Trevor Chapman

Black Hairstreak egg laying 2004 - Sandra Standbridge

Pupa
© photo: Malcolm Hull

© photo: Trevor Chapman
Egg laying
© photo: Sandra Standbridge

Black  Hairstreak 2010 - Darin Stanley

Finmere 2010
© photo: Darin Stanley

Black Hairstreak 2003 - Nick Sampford

Black Hairstreak 2003 - Clive Burrows

Black Hairstreak 2002 - Nick Sampford


© photo: Nick Sampford

© photo: Clive Burrows

© photo: Nick Sampford

Black Hairstreak 2001 - Nick Sampford

Black Hairstreak 2009 - Bob Clift

Black Hairstreak 2006 - Steve Lane

2001
© photo: Nick Sampford
Northamptonshire 2009
© photo: Bob Clift
2006
© photo: Steve Lane


Brown Hairstreak (Thecla betulae)
Purple Hairstreak (Favonius quercus)
Green Hairstreak (Callophrys rubi)
White-letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album)
Black Hairstreak (Satryrium pruni)
Lycanenidae 1 - Lycaeninae - Coppers
Lycanenidae 3 - Polyommatinae - Blues
Photo Library Index
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