Rare butterfly spotted in Scotland after 133 years
A butterfly which has suffered a dramatic decline in numbers has been spotted in Scotland for the first time in more than a century.
The white-letter hairstreak was seen by recorder Iain Cowe near Paxton in the Scottish Borders on 9 August.
It was only the third time it has been spotted in Scotland with the last recorded sighting in 1884.
Butterfly Conservation Scotland is now working to see if a breeding colony has been established in the area.
16 Aug 2017