|The female Purple Hairstreak is adark brown with a bright purple patch on the forewings. The male is mostly dark brown with a overlay of dull pirple sheen. The underside in both the male and the female is greyish brown with a white streak across each wing and has two orange spots on the hindwings close to the short tails.|
|Purple Hairstreak (Quercusia quercus)|
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|Where to sight species|
Can be found in Oak woodlands. Adults tend to spend most of the time high up in the trees flying about.
Cranmore, Newchurch, Borthwood.