Green Hairstreak - Callophrys rubi


    It gets its name from the green hue found on the underside of the hindwings, which are peppered with large silver spots. The forewings are orangey in colour with dark spots.

    Identification difficulty

    Grassland habitats nectaring on Thistles and Knapweed.

    When to see it

    April to July

    Life History

    There is one generation each year.

    UK Status

    This butterfly can be found throughout the British Isles, especially in coastal areas, but is local in distribution.

    VC55 Status

    Rather infrequent and localised in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map