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Common Blue

Photograph by: 
Peter Orchard

A common species seen from early June until late October. It likes rough, open ground (especially chalk downland) where they can find an abundance leguminous flowers. 


 

Common Name Common Blue
Scientific Name Polyommatus icarus
Species Group Lycaenid Butterflies Blues and Hairstreaks
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Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

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

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Lycaenid Butterflies Blues and Hairstreaks