Green Hairstreak (Callophrys rubi)

This is another butterfly that does particularly well on lowland heath. Nationally it has declined by 27% in the last 10 years, and is now relatively rare in Worcestershire. However, it has been increasing in number on the Common in recent years and is one of the butterflies we hope will continue to increase as a result of the conservation work being done by Worcestershire County Council.  Look out for this butterfly from the end of April until the beginning of July. This is the only British butterfly with green wings.