Thecla betulae - Brown Hairstreak

Thecla-betulae-brown-hairstreak | PTKbutterflies
Thecla-betulae-brown-hairstreak | PTKbutterflies
Thecla-betulae-brown-hairstreak | PTKbutterflies

Large for a Hairstreak, this rare and beautiful butterfly appears in late summer in southern England and in Wales. 

I have had few opportunities to spend time to obtain photographs.