New butterfly species in Dutch nature reserve


According to Natuurmonumenten in the Netherlands, a butterfly species, new for Zwanenwater nature reserve in Noord-Holland province, has been discovered.

It is the green hairstreak. Until recently, this species used to live mainly in the eastern provinces, and only on Texel island in Noord-Holland.

This new species makes a total of 29 butterfly species for Zwanenwater. There are over a thousand butterfly plus moth species there.

Texel butterflies: here. And here.

Butterfly garden in Whipsnade zoo, England: here.

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