The male adonis blue is bright blue with white edges on the wings. These edges have black flecks. The female is dark brown with a row of crecents near the outer edges. Towards the body her colouration turns blue. Both sexes have pale brown undersides with black spots and a row of orage crecents.


Adonis Blue (Lysandra bellargus)

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Underside - image © Zoe Hughes

Where to sight species

This butterfly can found around chalk and limestone hills.




© Jim Reed
Sighting Times
Late Spring to Late Summer


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