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.
Grassland habitats nectaring on Thistles and Knapweed.
April to July
There is one generation each year.
This butterfly can be found throughout the British Isles, especially in coastal areas, but is local in distribution.
Rather infrequent and localised in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015