Green Hairstreak (Callophyrys rubi)

Actual size 25mm, Lancashire UK

Canon300D with 100mm f2.8 macro lens. f/16, 1/125 with fill in flash.

I cannot been certain that this butterfly is a Green Hairstreak; it is certainly from the family Lycaenidae. This family contains some of the most beautiful butterflies; sadly overlooked because of their small size.