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Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) Male
Photo By Impy The Garden of England

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) Male

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The Male has pale blue upper wings which are greyish beige underneath.

Common all through the UK. Often breeds twice June and August/September.

Adults feed on the nectar of many flat headed flowers. Caterpillars on leguminous weeds (e.g. Birdsfoot trefoil.

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