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BLUE BUTTERFLY ON APPLE TREE - MAY 9TH 2011 - IMG_8266

Observed: 9th May 2011 By: Lucy CorranderLucy Corrander’s reputation in InvertebratesLucy Corrander’s reputation in InvertebratesLucy Corrander’s reputation in Invertebrates
BLUE BUTTERFLY ON APPLE TREE - MAY 9TH 2011 - IMG_8266
Description:

Small blue butterfly on espaliered apple tree.
About half an inch in length, blue body, antennae dark with white dots (or dark and white stripes?). Outer edges of wings darker; wider area of dark in front wings. Back wings have dark spots towards edge.
'Veins' in wings lighter than the rest of the wing colour.
Didn't manage to take photo of the underside of the wings but they were paler than the upperside. (The bright sunlight and the angle may have influenced this perception.)

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Holly blue (Celastrina argiolus) interacts