• 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
  • … - 14th, Garden, Derriford, Plymouth (Dave Gregory) Holly Blue - 15th, Exeter (Andrew Rhodes) - NB This is the second … - 14th, Middle Soar (Dennis Kallmer) - Photo Lg White; Common Blue* - 17th, Mount Wise Pk, Plymouth (Dave Gregory) - … Brown Hairstreak - 12th, Garden, Colyton (Roger Laughton) Common Blue; Red Admiral; Comma; Silver-washed Fritillary …
  • 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 …
  • … 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 …
  • 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
  • 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
  • … 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 …
  • … 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 …
  • … Copper 1 Richmond Park TQ207725 Peter Carlill Nov 2 Holly Blue 1 Reigate TQ254493 Jeremy Early Nov 2 Red Admiral 1 New … 11 Peacock 1 Battersea Park TQ276774 Finlay Taylor Oct 10 Common Blue 1 Guildford SU951036 Keith White Oct 10 Brown … Bog, 10 above Lower Pen Pond Aug 29 Swallowtail 1 Hankley Common SU884399 Philip Underwood Aug 23 Chalkhill Blue (post …
  • Blue Butterfly Boom in Summer Heatwave … A beautiful blue … wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation can reveal. The Common Blue is the most widespread of the UK’s blue … and during the record-breaking hot weather in 2018, Common Blue numbers soared across Northern Ireland, …
  • … (2019) (in Lathkill Dale) and the caterpillars feed on common rock rose which is present at a good number of sites … for you all – it can be possible for a B A to show a blue hue on its wings – especially on a mint individual in … photo). However to distinguish a female brown version of a Common Blue from a B A you really need to look at the …
  • … Beeston Common Field Trip Report … BEESTON COMMON FIELD TRIP REPORT   17 June 2017 A very pleasant day … Broad bodied chaser, Keeled skimmer.  Also Azure, Blue tail, Large red, Common blue damselflies. There were …
  • … Small Blue Week: Big ask for Scotland’s smallest butterfly …   … which has found itself in big trouble. The Small Blue is rare and declining in Scotland and urgent … than Scotland’s most widespread blue butterfly, the Common Blue. The upper wings of the Small Blue are almost …
  • Blue Butterfly Boom in Scottish Summer … A beautiful blue … wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation can reveal. The Common Blue is the most widespread of the UK’s blue … for Scotland throughout August, experts are predicting the Common Blue could see its best ever summer. Butterfly …
  • Blue Butterfly Boom in Summer Heatwave … A beautiful blue … wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation can reveal. The Common Blue is the most widespread of the UK’s blue … temperatures throughout August, experts are predicting the Common Blue could see its best ever summer. As part of this …