greenmags's picture

Common Blue

Observed: 25th July 2013 By: greenmagsgreenmags’s reputation in Invertebratesgreenmags’s reputation in Invertebratesgreenmags’s reputation in Invertebratesgreenmags’s reputation in Invertebrates
iP1070448
iP1070429
iP1070439
iP1070449
Description:

Male. Given the location it could conceivably be a Silver-studded Blue- I don't have the expertise to distinguish. In the scrubby grassland alongside path down from cliff to beach

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) interacts

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

spots

This is Common Blue - Silver-studded Blue has metallic blue spots just outside the band of orange spots on the hindwing underside, and also if you look at the top-left of your photos, and look at the underside of the forewing, the lowermost black spot indicates Common Blue, SS Blue doesn't have this spot.

Compare with:
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/350062

----
Entomologist and biological recorder

greenmags's picture

Thank you - I'll know what to

Thank you - I'll know what to check for next time