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Green Hairstreak

The green hairstreak is a widespread but local species. It is mainly found on the edges of bogs where there are stands of gorse. Colonies also exist in a range of other habitats, including woodland clearings, dunes and flowery sea cliffs.

It is assessed as least concern in Ireland.

Image (c) from Sharp Photography, used under Creative Commons License BY-SA 3.0.