Sunday, 27 March 2016

Adonis Blue male

A stunning little butterfly of chalk land habitat and is becoming quite scarce compared to a few years ago. They are doubled brooded, flying about the 2nd week of May to the end of June,  and again from early August to the end of September. It prefers herb rich grassland on south facing hills. The  females lay their ovum on the undersides of Horseshoe Vetch leaves.
The males being very distinctive with their bright blue upper wings while the colours of the wing undersides
can vary
2nd brood Male wing undersides 
1st brood male wing undersides

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