Sunday, 6 July 2014

Otmoor purple patch - 6th July

It's unusual to get this close to Purple Hairstreak especially with their wings open

Purple Hairstreak

As with Emperors the purpleness can depend on how the light catches them

Nectaring at hedge height usually means a lack of honey dew in the Oak tree tops

Purple top wings showing more clearly from this angle

Male Gatekeeper
Lots of these making up a supporting cast

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