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- n. Plural form of hairstreak.
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Rare chalkhill blues, clouded yellows and green hairstreaks have also been spotted.
As the sun rose, the new day threw up the first hedge brown butterfly of the year and two purple hairstreaks tumbling in the crown of an oak.
"All of a sudden, the hairstreaks came swarming," he said.
The biggest decline in a single species last year was the 90 per cent slump suffered by clouded yellows, followed by 66 per cent for wood whites, 65 per cent for black hairstreaks and 81 per cent for painted ladies.
Near contemporaries of Rothschild wrote of skimming hundreds of purple hairstreaks from the trees or catching 100 Lulworth skippers in an hour.
Its tiers of small, fuzzy, white, fragrant flowers attract many small butterflies, especially hairstreaks and skippers, along with other insects including wasps, flies, and ermine moths.
We did not see any blues or hairstreaks (well, I saw a tiny Ceraunus blue and a gray hairstreak after the group had left) but we did see several other interesting insects.