• Polyommatus icarus
    Common Blue … The Common Blue is the most widespread blue butterfly in Britain and …
    Common Blue (male/upperwing) - Peter Withers
  • Celastrina argiolus
    … Holly Blue … Wings are bright blue. Females have black wing … blue with small black spots which distinguish them from Common Blue. The Holly Blue is easily identified in early … and Bramble ( Rubus fruticosus ). Lifecycle Habitat A common garden visitor, also seen in parks, churchyards, …
    Holly Blue (male/upperwing) - Iain Leach
  • … Red Admiral; Peacock - 6th, Wembury Pt (Roger Bolden) Common Blue; Red Admiral; Speckled Wood - 6th, Clennon Lakes, … (Dave Gregory) - * Photo Clouded Yellow (Helice form) ; Common Blue; Red Admiral; Painted Lady*; Wall*; Hummingbird …
  • Plebejus argus
    … Silver-studded Blue … Males blue with a dark border. Females brown with a … greenish flecks on outer margin. Males are similar to Common Blue, which lacks greenish spots. This small butterfly … and leguminous plants are used: on heathland, the most common are Heather ( Calluna vulgaris ), Bell Heather ( Erica …
    Silver-studded Blue (male/upperwing) - Bob Eade
  • Aricia agestis
    … to perch or feed on flowers. They may be confused with Common Blue females, which also have brown upperwings but usually … European status: Not threatened Caterpillar Foodplants Common Rock-rose ( Helianthemum nummularium ) is used almost …
    Brown Argus (male/upperwing) - Bob Eade
  • Odezia atrata
    … distinctive moth has sometimes been mistaken for the Small Blue butterfly. It rarely varies in colour but may become … Range - 24-30mm Conservation Status UK BAP: Not listed Common Caterpillar Food Plants Feeds on the flowers and seeds … Wales, Scotland, Ireland Well distributed and reasonably common in Scotland and northern England, but becomes much …
    Chimney Sweeper - Iain Leach
  • … Scottish Common Blue Survey 2018 Results … Sighting search The map shows how many Common Blue sightings have been recorded in Scotland for …
  • Malacosoma neustria
    … larger than males. The brightly coloured orange, white and blue striped larvae can be found from April to June, living … Status UK BAP: Priority species (research only) Common Caterpillar Food Plants Caterpillars feed on … Countries – England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland Common and well distributed throughout southern England to …
    Lackey (male) by Stuart Read
  • Plemyria rubiginata
    Blue-bordered Carpet … The blue or blue-grey border on the … Range - 24-30mm Conservation Status UK BAP: Not listed Common Caterpillar Food Plants Alder ( Alnus glutinosa ) and … Ireland and in the Channel Islands.  The dark form is common in restricted areas of northern England, lowland areas …
    Blue-bordered Carpet (upperwing) - Ilia Ustyantsev
  • Operophtera brumata
    … up a tree trunk and give off pheromones.  Great tits and blue tits feed their young on Winter Moth caterpillars and … Range – 22-28mm Conservation Status UK BAP: Not listed Common Caterpillar Food Plants The larvae will feed on a … Countries – England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland It is common and resident across the British Isles. …
    Winter Moth - Tamás Nestor
  • … warm and sunny conditions I managed to find 6 male Common Blue , 3 Brown Argus and a single Small White . I also noted 3 Common Darter dragonflies, which included a mating pair." …
  • Mimas tiliae
    … lime foliage.  The yellow-striped green caterpillar has a blue horn, but, when it is ready to pupate, its colour … Range - 46-78mm Conservation status UK BAP: Not listed Common Caterpillar Food Plants Lime ( Tilia sp. ), elms ( …
    Lime Hawk-moth - Adam Gor
  • Erebia aethiops
    … and spend most of their time basking. The Scotch Argus is common and widespread in Scotland but has declined in the … caerulea ) and the populations in northern England use Blue Moor-grass ( Sesleria caerulea ). Though there are few …
    Scotch Argus (upperwing) - Iain Leach
  • … Scottish Common Blue Survey …
  • Cupido argiades
    … Short-tailed Blue … Not found in the UK. Overwinters as a caterpillar. … threatened Caterpillar Foodplants Caterpillars feed on Common Bird's-foot-trefoil and Gorse. Habitat Grassy, …
    Short-tailed blue (upperwing) - Tamás Nestor
  • … were still a few things about. Lots of dragonflies, mainly Common Darters , but also a nice female Southern Hawker and … Also, 5 November Moth agg , 2 Green-brindled Crescent , 1 Common Marbled Carpet , 1 Grey Pine Carpet , 1 Yellow-line … Small Tortoiseshell , Brimstone ,  Speckled Wood , Common Blue and Brown Argus . Quite a few dragonflies around with …
  • … this morning when I looked outside and saw clear, blue sky overhead, which was contrary to what had been … wing, but did include the following: 3 Small Copper , 1 Common Blue (pristine male), 8 Speckled Wood , 1 Large White … , 3 Small Heath , 14 Speckled Wood ,  1 Brown Argus , 1 Common Blue , 3 Red Admiral , 1 Small Tortoiseshell , 1 …
  • … Phil Lee emailed: "Despite its name, the Scarce Umber is a common moth in the birch and oak woodlands near me, but the … Rustic , Silver Y , Diamond-back Moth , Red-green Carpet , Common Marbled Carpet and Vapourer Moth , with an overall … Toby Ludlow from Coningsby messaged: "Despite clear blue sky and 23 degrees C temperature, only had one butterfly …
  • … of November with previous sightings recorded at Puttenham Common (13th), Rotherhithe (16th), Richmond Park (18th),  … (all on 20th). Full details on i-record Nov 14 Long-tailed Blue 1 Park Downs, Banstead TQ264586 Trevor Collett   Nov 12 Red Admiral 1 Bookham Common TQ117562 Colin Kemp Nov 12 Red Admiral 1 Frensham …
  • … get the blues from the Blues: a guide to identifying blue species of butterflies. … Don’t get the blues from … in the Big Butterfly Count, the Holly Blue , and the Common Blue , we explore their differences below. In most … Hill Blue Large Blue Silver-studded Blue Small Blue The Common Blue is (not so shockingly) quite common and can be …
  • … Petyt from Scunthorpe emailed: "A nice find of a Holly Blue in my garden this morning, sheltering from the gale … hut. Also, in and around the garden were 5 Small Copper , Common Blue , 3 Small Tortoiseshell , 2 Brimstone , 10+ Red … butterfly garden this summer and it was obvious that the Common Blue and Brown Argus were having their best year ever, …
  • … TQ202729 Neil Anderson/K Bull Dec 18 Peacock 1 Elstead Common TQ889446 Simon Riley Dec 18 Red Admiral 1 Wisley … Farm TQ233631 Peter Camber Oct 27 Small Copper 1 Bookham Common TQ123563 David Hasell Oct 27 Comma 1 Bookham Common … Jackman   Late activity, between ovipositing Sep 2 Adonis Blue 6 Pewley Down TQ008489 Branch field trip   Mating pair …
  • …   Butterflies -  Dark Green Fritillary, Grayling, Common Blue            Moths-  Grass … White, Orange Tip   Moths -  Fox Moth, Emperor Moth, Common Heath Boilton Wood, Preston: SD 58 31 Butterflies -  …
  • … Denbies TQ145527 Tim Bright Nov 18 Brimstone 1 Hammerwood Common TQ172465 Roger Lee Nov 18 Speckled Wood 1 Tooting Common TQ294718 Alan Wilkinson Nov 17 Red Admiral 1 Clandon … Red Admiral 1  Surbiton TQ1766 Marian Thomas Nov 2 Holly Blue 1 Lambeth TQ311801 Ian Cunningham Nov 1 Red Admiral 1 …
  • … 1 Godalming SU962446 Peter Osborn Nov 5 Peacock 1 Chobham Common SU980646 Sue Michelmore November dawned wet, yet … SU994416 Nigel Jackman Nov 4 Brimstone 1 Thursley Common SU900413 Anne Norton Nov 4 Speckled Wood 1 Lloyd Park, … Wood 1 Brookwood SU946571 David Calcutt Oct 15 Common Blue 1 Brockham Quarry TQ197511 Helen Middlemas Oct 15 Holly …
  • … 1 Chaldon TQ316563 Brian Smith Oct 15 Peacock 1 Ashtead Common TQ169595 Pamela Harwood Oct 15 Meadow Brown 1 Box … London TQ320805 Charles Farrell Oct 14 Long-tailed Blue 1(m) Addlestone TQ361365 Kathy Miller Oct 10 Large White … TQ290726 Nicholas Moll Oct 6 Small Copper 1 Puttenham Common SU914465 Steve Marshall The last days of September saw …
  • … takes top spot Good news for the blues, with increases for Common Blue and Holly Blue Garden favourite the Comma making a … It was good news for the blues as well – with both the Common Blue and the Holly Blue species faring well in the …
  • … Molesley TQ139689 Mick Rock Nov 18 Brimstone 1 Thursley Common SU902416 Sarah Elliott Nov 13 Red Admiral 1 Ham … Heath 1 Richmond Park TQ200723 Nigel Jackman Oct 19 Holly Blue 1 Denbies TQ135499 Harry Clarke Oct 18 Small White 1 Kennington TQ315772 Simon Saville Oct 16 Common Blue 1 Tooting Common TQ286720 Alan Wilkinson Oct 16 …
  • … Where is the Common Blue? … Conservationists are seeking the help of millions … bid to solve the mystery of a disappearing butterfly. The Common Blue is the most widespread of the UK’s blue
  • … TQ361645 Peter Frost Nov 30 Red Admiral 1 Earlswood Common TQ275486 Helen Middlemas Nov 25 Red Admiral 1 … and warmth returns with an extremely rare 3rd brood Holly Blue and, less surprising, two other species, Brimstone and … were, in fact, noted in Woking, Guildford and Holmwood Common (2). Nov 23 Brimstone 1 Gangers Hill TQ375541 Bill …