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Silver Studded Blue Butterfly

Plebejus argus

July - mid August

The male butterfly is shown below, the female is smaller and brown, with an orange band on the rear wings.
Usually found on heathland.

Butterfly food plants
Bramble, Heather

Caterpillar food plants
Gorse, Bird's Foot Trefoil, Heather

Silver Studded Blue
Picture by Brian Bray
Silver Studded Blue
Picture by Robin Somes

 

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