White Letter Hairstreak

by davidstorm

I came across this beautiful little rarity in the garden this afternoon whilst mooching about with my K-5iis and 100 WR macro. It is a White Letter Hairstreak butterfly, these are rare because they only live in the top of Elm Trees. As you probably know there are very few Elms left in England after they were decimated by Dutch Elm Disease in the 1970's.

The butterfly had come down to feed on nectar from the Moonpenny Daisies in our garden, I stayed with it for about 30 minutes and got some lovely images.

Pentax K-5iis, Pentax DFA 100WR Macro
Uploaded06/08/2016 - 19:05
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/500
Focal Length100mm

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