Finding the White Letter Hairstreak

Published: 12 July 2009

On Saturday 27th June 2009 there was a nature walk at Horsenden Hill organised by the London Natural History Society, Butterfly Conservation and the Amateur Entomologists' Society.

A photograph of a White-Letter Hairstreak _Satyrium w-album_

A photograph of a White-Letter Hairstreak Satyrium w-album.
Photograph by Pengannel licensed under Creative Commons.

The group quickly located the target species (White Letter Hairstreak) and, after a bit of waiting, most got good views of one through the telescope. Purple Hairstreaks helpfully provided a contrast.

The group then took a walk around to look for other insects, a full list of the species seen appears at the end of the report.

The AES would like to thank David Howdon for running the event and for providing the information for this report.

Insects seen


Other insects

Vertebrates seen

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