White-letter Hairstreak butterfly…

Went to my daughters house in Birkenshaw last night. Parking the car in the drive and my eye was caught to a small brown butterfly on the house wall.

Amazingly the butterfly was a very worn White-letter Hairstreak..

Now there was an report a good number of years ago of someone seeing a WLH on an Elm tree at Raw Nook NR.

I have since searched and searched over the years for this uncommon elusive butterfly at Raw Nook NR but to no avail….but this sighting…well it’s given me renewed optimism.

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