Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Back to Holyland Wood, and only one brief view of a Tree Bumblebee. But we did have another nice invertebrate find though, a recently emerged white-letter hairstreak butterfly on the edge of the car park in Holyland Wood, present no doubt due to the magnificent elm trees that are growing well there (elm being the food plant of the caterpillar). They nectar on bramble, thistles etc near elm trees so its well worth the while looking in suitable places during the next few weeks that they are on the wing to see if any more colonies are around.


  1. Pretty picture of this beautiful butterfly, Congratulations.

    The focus is perfect. The image quality is exquisite. The balance of the composition is perfectly kept in the diagonal of the frame.

    I'm loving it.

    Warmest greetings from Andalusia.

  2. I popped down there yesterday, is this a hairstreak? Lots of them about, whatever they are!
    Any idea what the moth is?

  3. "Warmest greetings from Andalusia."
    ¡Bienvenido a nuestro rinconcito del mundo!