Callophrys rubi

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GREEN HAIRSTREAK Callophrys rubi

A species mainly of higher ground in the Pennine foothills, frequenting sheltered slopes and declivities with abundant bilberry. In Cheshire it occurs on low-lying mosses, and in north Lancashire it occurs on the Morecambe Bay limestones. Although the maps seem to show a considerable increase in south Lancashire, this may be due to greater efforts, especially by R.S.Greenwood, to locate hitherto undiscovered colonies.

THE THREE PERIODS COMPARED

PERIOD 1 (1940-1994) WITH RECORDING COVERAGE, ALTITUDE AND URBAN COVER 

PERIOD 2 (1995-2000) WITH RECORDING COVERAGE, ALTITUDE AND URBAN COVER 

PERIOD 3 (2001-2007) WITH RECORDING COVERAGE, ALTITUDE AND URBAN COVER 

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