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Lycaenid Butterflies Blues and Hairstreaks


These species have the familiar names of hairstreaks, coppers and blues. Usually small butterflies with males being brightly marked.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Guidance Notes Recent Records

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Green Hairstreak

Callophrys rubi

Brown Hairstreak

Thecla betulae

Purple Hairstreak

Quercusia quercus

White Letter Hairstreak


Small Copper

Lycaena phlaeas

Small Blue

Cupido minimus

Silver-studded Blue

Plebejus argus

Brown Argus

Aricia agestis

Common Blue

Polyommatus icarus

Chalkhill Blue

Lysandra coridon

Adonis Blue

Lysandra bellargus

Holly Blue

Celastrina argiolus

Long-tailed Blue

Lampides boeticus