Maybe Adonis

Maybe Adonis

Observation - Maybe Adonis - UK and Ireland. Description: A stunning turquoise blue butterfly - the photos don't do justice to its colour. Very different from the more purple shade of a Common Blue. However, the black dits on the white fringe to the wings are somewhat half hearted, so I haven't been certain of

A stunning turquoise blue butterfly - the photos don't do justice to its colour. Very different from the more purple shade of a Common Blue. However, the black "dits" on the white fringe to the wings are somewhat half hearted, so I haven't been certain of its ID. Having read and researched this butterfly a bit, I haven't managed to find out whether the spots on the underwing are diagnostic. It was seen in a location where several Adonis Blue were sighted this year but it's a fairly new species to the site. It does have a solid base on a neighbouring hill a couple of miles away.