Habitat: The wooded landscape of the former Forest of Feckenham, particularly scrubby woodland edges and farm hedgerows.
Flight Period: End of July to early October.
Wingspan 38–40 mm.
Caterpillar Food Plant – Blackthorn
Life Cycle Brown Hairstreak Click on image
Above The Charts show the distribution over the last 5 years 2014 to 2018 The Population Trend from Transect Records Considered STABLE The best population results are shown from egg counts. Phenology from Transect Records
The Brown Hairstreak can be found in south east Worcestershire in the woods and hedgerows around Grafton Flyford and Feckenham. In recent years the species has expanded and has been found as far north as Redditch. However the best site is still Grafton Wood.